GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Severn Valley Country Park

2 miles (2.5 km)

This 126-acre riverside park consists of woodland, meadows and riverside banks with views of theRiver Severn. The park has several lovely waymarked trails while National Cycle Route 45 also runs through the park. Features in the park include a lake with a bird hide, a woodland walk along a boardwalk and a delightful riverside path. There is also an informative visitor centre and picnic areas.
If you have time you could continue your walk along the River Severn and the Severn Way towards Bridgnorth or Bewdley. Heading south along the river would take you to the delightful Arley Arboretum and Trimpley Reservoir. Around here you can try our Severn Valley Railway Walk which offers great view of the wonderful old heritage railway.
On a cycle you could also continue your ride along National Cycle 45 towards the two nearby towns mentioned above. The park is located about six miles south of Bridgnorth.

Postcode

WV15 6NG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Severn Valley Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Severn Valley Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

At the visitor centre there's a nice on site cafe selling a good range of refreshment.

Dog Walking

The park is a great place for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. Most of the park is off lead although they are not allowed on the Easy Access Nature Trail or the Toposcope Field Meadow because of the wildlife.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north along the river and you will soon come to the pretty Chelmarsh Reservoir where there's a pleasant waterside trail to try. Near the lake you'll also find one of the highlights of the area at Dudmaston Hall. This National Trust owned hall dates from the 17th century and includes expansive parkland and woodland. The area also includes the adjacent Comer Woods. The tranquil woods have their own car park and entrance and are free to access. There's a number of picturesque pools and lots of woodland birds to see in this area.
The circular Hampton Loade Walk visits the park from the train station in the nearby village. There's a Severn Valley Railway station and a 17th century pub in this pretty riverside village.

Photos

Severn Valley Country Park - view from footbridge towards Highley - geograph.org.uk - 705165

Severn Valley Country Park - view from footbridge towards Highley. Taken from the 2006 footbridge looking in the direction of Highley. The bridge, which also carries cyclists and horseriders, connects the Highley & Aveley sides of the River Severn.

Severn Valley Country Park Public Convenience - geograph.org.uk - 705394

The Country Park is split into two by the River Severn. The better known and more frequently visited part is near the village of Aveley but the quieter part adjoins the village of Highley. Here in the Car Park is this discrete building which not only contains a public convenience but also serves as a kind of unstaffed visitor information centre. On it and by it are various maps and notices about the Park and the adjoining area.

Plaque at Severn Valley Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 776408

Situated in front of the former colliery winding wheel at the park, on the Highley side of the river, this plaque celebrates those who worked in the local mines.

Visitor Centre in Severn Valley Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 235077

Visitor centre and tea room with views over the River Severn. This is close to a new pedestrian and cycleway crossing of the river and leading towards the Severn Valley Railway.

Colliery wagon at Severn Valley Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 776415

Colliery wagon. This rather ancient and battered colliery wagon has been placed in the Country Park as a reminder that this was once the site of a coal mine, which operated between 1878 and 1969.

Memorial for Highley Colliery at Severn Valley Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 776405

Memorial for Highley Colliery. This is a winding wheel from the former Highley Colliery which closed in 1969. The site now forms part of the park. The wheel has been placed here to celebrate the people who worked in the local mines. It is near to the car park and surrounded by picnic tables and paved paths which lead down to Highley Station on the Severn Valley.

Country Park Halt, Severn Valley Railway - geograph.org.uk - 1622361

Country Park Halt. Train pulling out of halt, heading for Hampton Loade and Bridgnorth up the incline. Built in the last 10 years, it provides additional lineside tourist attractions, in this case to the equally new country park and visitor centre on the other side of the river.

The River Severn at Highley - geograph.org.uk - 1477545

The River Severn at Highley

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