Where do we start? Well, the woodland sections in the Forest of Dean are truly lovely, with the glitter of water from the River Severn giving way slowly to majestic stands of trees full of birdsong as you make your way to historic Speech House, the 'parliament' of the Forest. Wildlife includes deer and wild boar.
May Hill is a true landmark of the West, its nest of trees at the summit make it recognisable for miles around - you will go right over the top and enjoy an unrivalled view of the Severn Valley as you descend.
The riverside sections en-route to Gloucester allow to you enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the River Severn as you head for historic Gloucester, which you skirt by following one of the channels of the Severn around the north of the city.
Moving across the Severn Valley, in front of you stands Crickley Hill, which was inhabited long before the Roman invaders came marching over the top and founded the city of Gloucester as a legionary fort. The climb up Crickley Hill is a real highlight and your first 'Cotswold' experience.
It is all about the Cotswolds from here as you zig-zag your walk across countryside to Stow-on-the-Wold. Our routing allows for a quieter day so you can get the most out of the lovely towns and villages in this area, with an easy diversion available into Bourton-on-the-Water using any of the many long-distance trails that pass through this most popular of walking areas.
Then to lovely Winchcombe, a beautiful town with Sudeley Castle as its illustrious neighbour, before you come off the Cotswold ridge and down into the valley again for your final section into Tewkesbury.
The path finishes at Tewkesbury Abbey, which is a must for a visit, and make sure you also leave time to wander around the town itself with its host of half-timbered buildings and perhaps Bloody Meadow down by the River Severn, where the Lancastrian ranks were decimated at the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471.