Local Walks and History

A Forgotten Landscape – Walks around the area.

A Forgotten Landscape is a large-scale natural and cultural heritage project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape Partnership Scheme. The project seeks to conserve and enhance the Lower Severn Vale Levels, while improving community access to and engagement with the area’s unique natural and cultural heritage.

Unfortunately the funding is running out and the project will come to an end in September 2018. Part of its heritage is a lovely book entitled Tales of the Vale and an Oral history of interviews carried out with local people, of all ages, some of whom you may well know!

There are also maps of 10 regular walks and 5 easy access routes. Some of these are around Oldbury on Severn as well as other areas of the Lower Seven Vale.

Our Community Website has reached agreement with the Project to host this information after it closes. For a limited period hard copies of these publications will also be available on request at the Oldbury on Severn Community shop.

Regular Walks

Easy Access Walks

Tales of the Vale – Stories from A Forgotten landscape

The link to the book below is a collection of two years’ work by volunteers who worked alongside the Lottery Fund supported Forgotten Landscape project conserving, restoring and exploring the Lower Severn Vale - the flood plain along the River Severn stretching from north of Bristol to the edge of Gloucestershire.

From 2015 to 2018 over 60 projects allowed people to engage with the unique cultural and natural heritage of the area.

The audio link records the wonderful voices and stories of the interviewees who contributed to a unique oral history.

To download 'Tales of the Vale' as a PDF please click here (the file is quite large - about 14mb - so make take a few minutes to download depending on the speed of your internet connection).

To download 'Tales of the Vale' as an audio file please click here (the file is quite large - about 100mb - so make take a few minutes to download depending on the speed of your internet connection).