• Guide: The Severn Way

Guide: The Severn Way


Guide: The Severn Way

The 220 miles of the River Severn, the UK's longest river, run from the heights of Plynlimon in mid-Wales down to the Bristol Channel at Severn Beach, through the historic counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

As well as a largely downhill walk through peaceful landscapes such as the superb Hafren Forest, easily accessible from the pretty towns along the route, the Severn Way, which follows its course, is also a packed with historical and geographical interest.

Divided into four sections that correspond with the four main counties (Powys, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire) through which the River Severn flows, this guidebook offers all the information walkers need to make the most of their backpacking trip, from source to sea.

Description of the official route, with an additional variant start over Plynlimon and route back to Bristol from Severn Beach. Illustrated with OS map extracts. Plenty of background information about all the places passed along the way.

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