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Severn Trow logo and named postsSevern Way

360 km / 224 miles

Bristol, Glos, Powys, Shrops, S Glos, Worcs
A route along the entire Severn Valley from the source to the sea. Starting on the wild Plynlimon plateau in Mid-Wales, the route takes in Hafren Forest, Llanidloes, Newtown, Welshpool, Shrewsbury and Ironbridge before heading south through Worcester, Tewkesbury and Gloucester to Severn Beach then linking along the Avon into Bristol City Centre.

Links include Gloucestershire Way, Wye Valley Walk, Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Walk, Worcester & Birmingham Canal Walk, Three Choirs Way and Telford and Wrekin Walks, and Shakespeare's Avon Way now provides a promoted route along the Avon.

Photograph: Part of the walk alongside the Gloucestershire Canal at Slimbridge.

Strider News - August 2014 (Publication Update)

A new guide book from Cicerone by Terry Marsh is available.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Severn Trow logo and named posts Waymark: Severn Trow logo and named posts
Attributes: Moorland; River
SN822899 - Plynlimon, Powys
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ST585727 - Bristol City Centre, Bristol
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Web Sites: Explore Mid Wales - Severn Way
  Worcestershire CC - Severn Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback: Severn Way (Cicerone Press - 2014)
Paperback: Severn Way: the Longest Riverside Walk in Britain (Official Guide) (Environment Agency - 1999)
Paperback: Guide to Severn Way East Bank (Gloucestershire County Council - 1989)
Leaflets: Severn Way (Powys County Council)


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 126127135136138150162172
OS Landranger Active: 126127135136138150162172
OS Explorer: 14154155167179190204214215216218219240241242
OS Explorer Active: 14154155167179190204214215216218219240241242

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers: Coach Assisted Walking Holidays (Bobs Walking Holidays)
Support Providers: Self Guided Walking Holidays (Beks Treks UK)

Group Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

Bunk House: Old Weather Station 4 Km
Bunk House: Plasnewydd Bunkhouse, Gorn Road, Llanidloes, Powys 2 Km
Bunk House: Stokes Barn Bunkhouse, Newtown Farm, Much Wenlock 4 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ironbridge - Coalbrookdale YHA, Coalbrookdale, Telford < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ironbridge - Coalport YHA, Coalport, Telford, Shropshire < 1 Km
Bunk House: Big Mose Basecamp 2 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Gloucester Centre Lodge 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Wild Goose Lodge/ YHA Slimbridge < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Bristol YHA, 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Bristol Backpackers Hostel, St Stephens Street, Bristol < 1 Km

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Connected Paths:

National Trails (England & Wales): Glyndwr's Way/Llwybr Glyndwr National Trail; Offa's Dyke Path National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Community Forest Path; Frome Valley Walkway; Gloucestershire Way; Ironbridge Way; Jack Mytton Way; Jubilee Way (South Gloucestershire); Monarch's Way; River Avon Trail; Samaritans Way South West, Bristol to Lynton; Shakespeare's Avon Way; Shropshire Way Northern Circular Route; Shropshire Way Severn Link; Shropshire Way South Circular Route; Silkin Way; Wye Valley Walk; Wysis Way
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Other Paths: Birmingham and Aberystwyth Walk; Bristol City Triangular Walk; Bristol to Brecon Walk; Cambrian Way; Celtic Way; Cistercian Way (Wales); Cotswold Canals Walk; Elan Valley Way; Geopark Way; Glevum Way; Great English Walk; Hobblers Way (Coast to Coast - Wash to Severn); Hope House Way; Leadon Valley Walks; Montgomery Canal; Sabrina Way; Sarn Sabrina Walk; Shrewsbury to Holywell Walk; Shropshire Cakes and Ale Trail; South Bristol Circular Walk; South Telford Heritage Trail; South Telford Way; Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Walk; Summits of Somerset and Avon; Telford and Wrekin Walks; Teme Valley Walk; Teme Valley Way; Three Choirs Way; Worcester and Birmingham Canal Walk; Worcestershire Cakes and Ale Trail; Wye to the Thames
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Anytime Challenges: Abberley Amble; Black Pear Marathon; Carpet Baggers 50; Malvern Link; Robert's Romp; Severn Valley Marathon; Wyre Forest Wonder
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GPS Exchange Format Route File: Severn Way GPX Exchange Format Route File Login to Download
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Leaflet - External PDF: Chepstow by Public Transport Download File
MemoryMap Route file: Severn Way Memory Map Route File Login to Download
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Tracklogs Route file: Severn Way Tracklogs Route File Login to Download
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Route Profile:

360.3 Km (223.9 miles)
3,280 m (10,761 ft) ascent
605 m (1,985 ft)  maximum height