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Gloucestershire Orchard Trust Longney Orchard open day
September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Open to all. We welcome everyone, especially Longney locals, Longney schoolchildren and GOT members/families and
volunteers. Browse the progress made with the mature and young orchards of Gloucestershire varieties and display
boards. Juice, cider and perry for sale! BBQ but bring a picnic lunch and something to sit on (we have limited benches
and chairs), suitable footwear (ground is uneven). There is a composting loo and running cold water. Please bring your
Sunday 12th September 2021 at 12-4pm
The site is part of the Severn Way. The Public Right of Way can be accessed from the white railings in Longney. No
vehicular access. There are sheep so any dogs must be kept on leads and keep gates closed please. We have a first aid kit
and one of our committee is first aid trained.
Please check the GOT website glosorchards.org nearer the time for any changes (eg national covid-19 restrictions or
We also celebrate twenty years since GOT was founded!
Directions to GOT’s Longney Orchards
Longney is eight miles south west of Gloucester by road. The GOT orchards front the east bank of the River Severn.
The easiest way to find a route is to use Google Maps with postcode GL2 3SW. The Glamping Orchard is marked and
is next to the footpath that leads to the orchards.
Satnav: Bow Lane Cottage, GL2 3SW is next to the white railings.
Maps: White railings: SO 7598 1368.
OS Explorer 1:25k: OL14 Wye Valley & Forest of Dean
OS Landranger 1:50k 162 Gloucester and Forest of Dean
Bus: Stagecoach 60F Gloucester – Dursley, but only one service through Longney each way per day.
From the A40 roundabout at Over take the A430 Gloucester south-west bypass, cross the canal and at the traffic
lights turn right onto the B4008 towards Quedgeley.
At the traffic lights turn right for STONEBENCH AND ELMORE.
At the second roundadbout turn right for STONEBENCH AND ELMORE.
Cross the canal at Rea Bridge.
Follow this road, close to the river in part (may be impassable if the river has burst its banks), and turn right at the Tjunction.
Follow the lane through ELMORE.
After the LONGNEY sign, look out for a turning to WATER END on the right, but DO NOT TAKE IT.
The track to the orchard is between the clump of houses on the right-hand side, on a left-hand bend next to a white
There is NO VEHICLE ACCESS to the orchard via the track.
Please park considerately on the roadside.
Farmer Roger Godwin is also kindly allowing us all to park at his Yew Tree Farm, just a few hundred yards
north of the white railings in Longney. Please use his lower entrance.