Severn Valley Country Park :: Shared Description

The Severn Valley Country Park is located west of Alveley in Shropshire between Bridgnorth and Bewdley. It was originally the site of a large coal mine. Now it is a 126 acre (51 hectare) park which includes woodland, meadows and riverside paths, and extensive views across the River Severn.
The site produced coal for over 400 years, with shafts being put in at Highley in 1870. River and rail transport was used to transport the coal. The Alveley shaft was sunk in 1935, production commencing in 1938, fully taking over from Highley by 1940. At its peak the mine employed a thousand men and produced 300,000 tonnes of coal a year. It was closed in 1969.

Reclamation of the derelict site started in 1986, and the park opened to the public in 1992. The existing colliery bridge across the River Severn was replaced in 2006, and is a vital link connecting the three current areas of the park. Steam hauled trains will stop on request at the Country Park Halt on the west side of the valley.

Severn Valley Country Park has many well waymarked walks, many being suitable for wheelchair users. The visitor's centre provides information on the park, a café and toilets. It is a superb public facility which deserves full support from the public (and the government) in its maintenance.

These notes have been reduced from the Wikipedia article, where more detailed information can be read. LinkExternal link
by Roger Kidd
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SO7583 : View at the Severn Valley Country Park by Mat Fascione
SO7583 : Country Park visitor centre near Alveley in Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7584 : Picnic Area at Severn Valley Country Park by Eirian Evans
SO7483 : Railway and Country Park near Highley in Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7483 : Woodland track by the River Severn near Highley in Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7584 : The Severn Trow Barge in the Country Park, Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7583 : Pathway in the Country Park near Alveley, Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7483 : Footbridge over the River Severn near Highley, Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7584 : Country Park south-west of Alveley, Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7583 : Seats at the Severn Valley Country Park by Mat Fascione
SO7483 : Severn Valley Railway and Country Park, Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7483 : Country Park Track near Highley, Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7583 : Woodland footbridge and steps near Alveley in Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7583 : Waymarked track in the Severn Valley Country Park, Shrophshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7583 : Woodland in the Severn Valley Country Park, Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7583 : Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley, Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7583 : Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley, Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7483 : River Severn at the Severn Valley Country Park by Mat Fascione
SO7583 : Woodland in the Country Park near Alveley in Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7583 : Autumn colours at the Severn Valley Country Park by Mat Fascione
SO7583 : Bench with a view near Alveley in Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7583 : Visitor centre at the Severn Valley Country Park by Mat Fascione
SO7583 : River Severn north-east of Highley in Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SO7483 : Footbridge across the River Severn by Mat Fascione
SO7584 : Play area in the Severn Valley Country Park by Roger  Kidd

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Created: Sun, 17 Feb 2019, Updated: Fri, 22 Feb 2019

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