Severn Valley Country Park, Alveley

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Severn Valley Country Park is a country park in England, located near Alveley, Shropshire, 8mi from Bridgnorth, 7 miles from Kidderminster, roughly central in the Severn Valley. Originally the site of a huge coal mine, it is now a 126acre park consisting of woodland, meadows and riverside banks with views over the River Severn and a Green Flag Award.HistoryThe site was a coal mine for over 400 years, with shafts being put in at Highley in 1870; and the river and then the railway were used to transport the coal. Production shifted to Alveley in 1936, and the mine finally closed in 1969. Work started to reclaim the site in 1986; the park was officially opened to the public in 1992.FeaturesSevern Valley Country Park has many walks around the visitor's centre, as well as beside the river, and in the meadows and woodlands. The visitor's centre itself provides information on the park, a café and toilets. There is also a picnic site nearby and a large carpark. There is an additional picnic site near the river and another in a meadow at the top of the woods.Severn Valley Country Park offers parents a wide range of fun activities for kids such as Bird Spotters Packs, Bug Hunting Guides and Butterfly Spotters Packs. Group activities for kids include organised Dinosaur Days, Fossil Hunts, and Pond Dipping Groups. Educational activities for kids include Pond Dipping, Orienteering, Mini-beast Hunts, and River Study events.
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  • Visited recently with a rambling group doing a 10 mile walk along the river Severn, starting from Severn Valley Country Park Alveley. Good parking place (payable), toilets. Easy access to the river.  more »
  • The park is formed in large part from the disused, landscaped workings of Alveley Colliery (closed 1969). The terrain is unremarkable, but has pleasing views over and walks in and along the River Seve...  more »
  • Good food and drinks nicely served. Lots of windows overlooking lovely countryside. A great place to have a walk and a meal afterwards.  more »
  • Beautiful walk following the Highley trail. Just taking in atmosphere at the church. The trail is really well marked and maintained. Recommend it !
  • Great afternoon foraging for fungi. Very knowledgeable leader along with excellent guide from the country park Time flew.
  • Great place for a walk along the River Severn and picnic with the family. Take a walk to Highley station and watch the steam trains come and go.
  • Lovely walks in a historical setting. Quiet walk by the river Severn and the railway particularly good. Visitors centre and cafe.
  • This is a great place for walking, watching the steam trains and a cuppa and piece of cake. A hidden gem!

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