Location and access
Thornbury Sailing Club is set in its own extensive grounds on the east bank of the River Severn at Oldbury Pill. The entrance to the private road giving access to the club is opposite the Anchor pub in the village of Oldbury-on-Severn. Pedestrians can follow the half-mile of tarmac road to the Club as it serves as part of the Severn Way footpath, but visitors by car need to make prior arrangements as the access gate is kept locked. There is a map on our Contact page.
The Pill (a local word for inlet) is approximately two miles north of the old Severn Bridge, where the estuary is some two miles wide. The Severn estuary has the second highest tidal range in the world and its vast sandbanks dry at low water. This restricts our sailing to max 2 hours either side of high water.
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Last updated 10:56 on 8 July 2021