Severn Way - Short Break - South Section

Severn Way - Short Break - South Section

A short self-guided walking holiday exploring the southern section of the beautiful Severn Way trail.

4 nights
33 miles

From £440 per person

Find out about the tour

About this route

This beautiful short walking break departs the thriving city of Worcester on this southern section of the Severn Way. Meandering through a plethora of woodland and flower meadows, the trail never strays far from the River Severn as it weaves between distinct local villages on its way to Gloucester.

© Contours Walking Holidays Severn Way - Short Break - South Section map
Worcester to Gloucester
33 miles (52 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Sightseeing in Worcester and Gloucester, two historic cities with bustling high-end shops and eateries.

Witnessing the development of the River Severn as it steadily gains momentum on its way to the sea.

Wandering through pretty woodlands and colourful meadows, full of flowers and singing with birdlife.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
SEVWSBS From Worcester to Gloucester 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate£440

Severn Way Short Break - South Section 4 nights, 3 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Travel to Worcester where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Worcester to Upton-upon-Severn. 12 miles (19km)

Day 2

Upton-upon-Severn to Tewkesbury. 7 miles (11.5km)

Day 3

Tewkesbury to Gloucester. 13.5 miles (21.5km)


Depart from Gloucester after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£50.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£40.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 4 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

Extend your walking holiday with an extra night in one of the fantastic towns along the River Severn.
Worcester is a bustling city that will easily fill a day with activity.
Tewkesbury is a slower-paced, riverside town that boasts beautiful historic places like Tewkesbury Abbey and the old Baptist chapel and court, all fully restored.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 32.5 miles (52 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 7 miles (11.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 13.5 miles (21.5 km)
Code: SEVWSBS Grade: Moderate
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Worcester
End of holiday: Gloucester

Route Profile

Severn Way Short Break - South Section Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff.

By Rail - There is a choice of rail stations at the start of the trail (Worcester). Worcester Shrub Hill or Worcester Foregate Street - depending on the location of your accommodation. There is a rail station at the end of the trail (Gloucester).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Worcester and from Gloucester.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station to Worcester Foregate.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take the train from Gloucester to Worcester.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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