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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.


Details:

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

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback: Severn Way (Cicerone Guides) (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)

Maps:

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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
   
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)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
Bunk House: Old Weather Station 4 Km 7 Km
Hotels: The Unicorn Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 18 Km
Bunk House: Plasnewydd Bunkhouse, Gorn Road, Llanidloes, Powys 2 Km 18 Km
Self-catering: Dan Y Coed  (bookable online) < 1 Km 19 Km
Hotels: Maesmawr Hall Hotel  (bookable online) 1 Km 34 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Old Vicarage Dolfor  (bookable online) 4 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Forest Country House B&B  (bookable online) 3 Km 47 Km
Self-catering: Highgate Holiday Cottages  (bookable online) 3 Km 48 Km
Self-catering: Highgate Barn House  (bookable online) 3 Km 48 Km
Self-catering: Penygelli Apartments  (bookable online) 1 Km 48 Km
B & B Accommodation: Dolforwyn Hall  (bookable online) < 1 Km 54 Km
Other: Trefnant Hall  (bookable online) 2 Km 63 Km
Self-catering: Trefnant Hall Cottage Suite  (bookable online) 2 Km 63 Km
B & B Accommodation: Long Mountain B&B  (bookable online) 1 Km 70 Km
B & B Accommodation: Vine House Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online) 3 Km 72 Km
Self-catering: The Old Stable  (bookable online) 3 Km 72 Km
Other: Lane Farm Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online) 2 Km 79 Km
Self-catering: Beudy Bryn Celyn  (bookable online) 4 Km 81 Km
Hotels: The Golden Lion Hotel  (bookable online) 3 Km 81 Km
B & B Accommodation: Rhandregynwen Hall  (bookable online) 3 Km 83 Km
Bunk House: Stokes Barn Bunkhouse, Newtown Farm, Much Wenlock 4 Km 136 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Stanage  (bookable online) 4 Km 140 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ironbridge - Coalbrookdale YHA, Coalbrookdale, Telford < 1 Km 142 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ironbridge - Coalport YHA, Coalport, Telford, Shropshire < 1 Km 145 Km
Hotels: The Bear Inn  (bookable online) < 1 Km 157 Km
Bunk House: Big Mose Basecamp 2 Km 162 Km
Self-catering: Forest View Retreat  (bookable online) 4 Km 179 Km
Hotels: Woodcolliers Arms  (bookable online) < 1 Km 180 Km
Hotels: Gainsborough House Hotel  (bookable online) 3 Km 181 Km
Bunk House: Haye Farm Sleeping Barn 1 Km 182 Km
Self-catering: Look Out Lodge  (bookable online) 2 Km 197 Km
Self-catering: The Hayloft  (bookable online) 3 Km 199 Km
Self-catering: Upper Lightwood Farm Holiday Cottages  (bookable online) 3 Km 204 Km
B & B Accommodation: Holland House  (bookable online) 2 Km 207 Km
Self-catering: No 1 Diglis Lock Cottage  (bookable online) < 1 Km 207 Km
B & B Accommodation: Hollymount  (bookable online) 4 Km 208 Km
Self-catering: Four Seasons  (bookable online) 1 Km 208 Km
Self-catering: The Barn, Beechcroft  (bookable online) 3 Km 211 Km
B & B Accommodation: Manor House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 212 Km
B & B Accommodation: Poplar Cottage Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online) 5 Km 213 Km
Hotels: The Malvern  (bookable online) 5 Km 213 Km
Self-catering: Shepherds Lodge  (bookable online) 1 Km 226 Km
Camp Site: Croft Farm Water Park 3 Km 234 Km
Hotels: Corse Lawn House Hotel  (bookable online) 3 Km 242 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Gloucester Centre Lodge 1 Km 257 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Wild Goose Lodge/ YHA Slimbridge < 1 Km 298 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Bristol YHA, 14 Narrow Quay, Bristol < 1 Km 360 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Bristol Backpackers Hostel, St Stephens Street, Bristol < 1 Km 360 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; Humphrey Kynaston Way; Leadon Valley Walks; Macmillan Way - Cross Britain Way; 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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Downloads:

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