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We came across this in the nearby attractions and were intrigued. It was a bit difficult to locate... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anne A
Great walk, free parking

Read online about this place and only live 25 miles away so thought I'd give it a go. We took the... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Adam D
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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All reviews railway bridge opposite the church sharpness canal lovely walk runs parallel free parking is available interesting walk severn estuary old railway maritime history swing bridge an interesting place alongside the river car park worth a visit sunny day erosion
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across this in the nearby attractions and were intrigued. It was a bit difficult to locate as it was not signposted but eventually found it. What a simple and effective idea but definitely had an atmosphere to it.

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Read online about this place and only live 25 miles away so thought I'd give it a go. We took the dog with us and she loved it too! I'd advise just walking from Purton to Sharpness then back up the same way you came...More

1  Thank Adam D
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk, very interesting, never seen anything like this before. Great place for photography and very peaceful

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I like love wandering along here. It’s a beautiful spot for a walk, it’s amazing how much they have changed of the last 20 years, another 20 and many will have gone!

1  Thank Derbyshirewalker76
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Fabulous walk from Purton to Sharpness with the Gloucester Sharpness canal on one side and the River Severn on the other.Great views too. A site of historical interest - old concrete boats known as trows - there used to be wooden ones too but sadly...More

1  Thank l_hoather
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Great walk for those who like a bit of history with their exercise. I would recommend at any time of year,

1  Thank Vicki W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Quite hard to find - suggest you park your car the other side of the canal and walk. Even then, you need to watch out for signs . There are many ships along a lengthy area of the Severn, that runs parallel to the canal....More

1  Thank emmasnonna
Reviewed 24 June 2018

If you have a camera, like quirky walks, are interested in history, the sea or anything slightly different.... Go visit! I highly recommend this place

1  Thank Nortonside
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This place is so interesting. Its just awesome to see. There are information plates for each ship, they all have a history. There isn't loads of parking and there is a few houses near it, so we tried be respectful to there parking places though...More

2  Thank tigsm2017
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We came across the Purton Ships Graveyard whilst looking for activities to do around the Gloucester area, and this was one of the best! Over 50 ships rammed up onto the banks of the Severn, and allowed to silt up to help prevent erosion of...More

4  Thank 923Dan
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John R
9 July 2018|
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Response from tony2ft | Reviewed this property |
Hi, don't know who Sarah is, but the ships graveyard doesn't have a postcode as there are no houses there. I think the nearest houses are the canal bank cottages where the postcode is GL13 9HX. Find Purton on the map (it... More
24 April 2018|
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Response from apars0n | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't help. We also travelled by car.