Lydney Harbour is one of our favourite walks, from the information boards to the holes you can peer through and see whats on the other side of the Severn, to the mud flats, the rocks for climbing and the bunny holes for sniffing this place is great for dogs! Do look out for livestock in the fields adjoining and we highly recommend a stroll along the canal back towards the train station and Lydney town. Its even possible to catch the Forest Steam Train here!
From Roman times through the industrial revolution and well into the 20th century Lydney Harbour has been a cornerstone of the River Severn’s heritage. The Severn Estuary is one of the UK’s national heritage jewels, known the world over for its massive tidal range and internationally important habitat, but even more so for its history of exporting and as one of the UK’s principle sea links to the rest of the world.
Lydney Harbour has played a full part in making the Severn Estuary the gateway from the South West to the rest of the world. For these reasons it has always held a special place in the hearts and minds of the people of Lydney.
There are plans to redevelop the abandoned industrial site into an attraction all about the Eels of the Severn, which we can;t wait for!