Finally, summer has arrived, and for us that means long days, beautiful sunsets to watch over the Severn and plenty of opportunity to walk. One of the things that attracts people to Arlingham is the walking, the landscape is so peaceful and idyllic, but it’s also relatively flat and for large parts of your walk you’ll likely be following the banks of the River Severn.

At The Old Passage, we are extremely lucky to be located at the very farthest point in Arlingham, right on the banks of the River Severn, facing Newnam in the Forest of Dean.It’s true we’re not that easy to get to here at The Old Passage, and we’re in a very remote location – but it’s honestly worth the drive when you see the views and feel the calm.

If you’d like to enjoy a walk around Arlingham and the River Severn our lovely local village pub The Red Lion has walking maps with four easy routes on available to download here.


You may also like to visit nearby Frampton-on-Severn or Fretherne, where you can enjoy pleasant walks along the canal, watching the narrow boats. Again, these are flat routes suitable for all abilities. No doubt, after all that walking you’ll need refreshments! And you’ll surely work up an appetite. We are open for lunch Tuesdays – Sunday throughout summer, and we serve both our full a la carte menu, and a simple two or three course set lunch menu.

You could consider booking in for a breakfast with us before venturing out – available Tuesday to Sunday by pre-booking only. And for those travelling from further afield to visit Gloucestershire, we offer a four-star bed and breakfast, with two beautiful en-suite double bedrooms with river views and an AA Breakfast Award.