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Purton Ships Graveyard

Berkeley, England
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One of our favourite local walks

Good shoes or boots required but really interesting and informative walk. All pretty much on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SueAitken
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Berkeley, United Kingdom
Muddy puddles

Should puppies like muddy puddles? Well I found out today that I love them. The walk around the... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Mabelsadventures
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Dursley, United Kingdom
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"railway bridge"
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"opposite the church"
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"sharpness canal"
in 6 reviews
"banks of the river"
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"lovely walk along the canal"
in 4 reviews
"historic site"
in 3 reviews
"severn estuary"
in 4 reviews
"free parking is available"
in 2 reviews
"information boards"
in 4 reviews
"tow path"
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"well worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"old railway"
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"enjoyable walk"
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"interesting place"
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"walking shoes"
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"swing bridge"
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"car park"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good shoes or boots required but really interesting and informative walk. All pretty much on the flat , just a few slopes down to the hulks.Beautiful views across the river and the canal behind adds extra interest.

Thank SueAitken
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Should puppies like muddy puddles? Well I found out today that I love them. The walk around the ship graveyard was very informative with signs for each one telling the story of the boat/ship. It’s a very interesting and atmospheric place with great views over...More

Thank Mabelsadventures
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Walked from Sharpness, passing the remains of the old Severn Crossing. The weather was great for October which helped. There was a bit of mud, but most could be avoided. 3 mile round trip from Sharpness. Worth walking to Purton to se the Gnomes.

Thank Martin C
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

My husband enjoys history and photography, so this suited him perfectly. Was enjoyable reading the plagues in place which gave information on size of ship and date it was built and beached. I never knew there was such a thing as a concrete barge. Some...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I have been walking here since a teenager and I'm 70 now. I used to cycle here with mates from school before the bridge got blown up so I know it quite well. I visit a couple of times a month and there's always something...More

2  Thank JonathanS4734
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I led a group visit last week. It is always an interesting place to include in a walk. In the winter, cold and forbidding but very atmospheric and in the summer the views across the Severn and the traffic along the Canal make it most...More

Thank susan H
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

While nine months pregnant I wanted to take a relatively gentle afternoon walk, and thought that seeing the Ship's Graveyard would fit the bill nicely. My husband and I parked in the recommended car park opposite the church in Purton, crossed the canal on the...More

1  Thank ihaveshoos
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

My sister lives in Purton and we have been visiting this place for many years. You really need to be there to experience the calmness and beautiful surroundings x A lovely walk along the canal path whatever the weather .

Thank barbara622
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Interesting historic site with remains of barges growing out from the undergrowth. The rusting metal and rotting hulls form a protection between the river bank and the canal and are good to photograph resembling modern abstract sculptures. The River Severn is very wide here and...More

Thank david c
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

we were shown the site whilst on A U3A Organised trip The tour host held stacks of extremely interesting data and was happy to answer all our questions. If you have ever wondered why there are in excess of 80 ships located at Purton then...More

3  Thank Stan G
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