Discover Paddling

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GLOUCESTER, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

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Based at Historic Gloucester Dock, Discover Paddling offers a great way to explore the area, immerse yourself in nature and get some exercise all at the same time. After full instruction, adventurers will take a kayak or paddleboard, and venture out onto the rivers and canals that spread out from the dock. Family trips are popular, as is Paddleboard Yoga.

Discover Paddling
National Waterways Museum,Llanthony Warehouse,The Docks,GLOUCESTER,GLOUCESTERSHIRE,GL1 2EH

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About the area

Discover Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.

Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.

 

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