Gloucester City Sustainability Tour

Is the City of Gloucester more sustainable than you might think?

Using our audio or written guides, follow an interactive trail which also incorporates some of the city’s history and heritage.

The full trail takes up to two and a half hours on foot (dependant on walking pace) but shorter routes with selected landmarks are also possible for those with young children or little time.

If walking isn’t for you, why not try one of the city’s electric scooters, or perhaps cycling.

Route maps and audio guides

  • Follow the long route here
  • Follow the family friendly short route here
  • Access the audioguides here

Family activities


Long route

The long route starts at the University of Gloucester Oxstalls Campus: Oxstalls Lane, Longlevens, Gloucester, GL2 9HW

If you are travelling by public transport, the closest railway station is Gloucester which is around a 20-minute walk from campus (walking directions from Gloucester train station to Oxstalls campus).

Alternatively, the No. 94 bus stops right outside the campus, and runs every 10-15 minutes from the bus station opposite the railway station.

As a sustainability tour, we encourage you to travel smartly, but if you do drive the University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus has pay and display parking onsite.

Short route

The short route starts at Gloucester Cathedral which is close to a number of bus routes and a short walk from the train station. There is no parking on the Cathedral’s grounds, but if you do drive there are a number of car parks nearby. More information on traveling to the Cathedral here: 1549284329.pdf (

Virtual tour

If you are not local to Gloucester or feel more comfortable joining virtually, then please use this link to access a virtual copy of the trail:

Safety information

Please ensure you adhere to social distancing, and COVID-19 guidelines throughout for your safety and the safety of others around you. Remain vigilant when crossing busy roads (using pedestrian crossings where appropriate), and be aware of uneven paths to avoid any unwanted slips, trips and falls. If you do find yourself straining when looking at mobile devices, then please ensure you take adequate breaks.