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 »
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  • A great place to unwind even when it's busy as there are plenty of trails to follow, either along the Severn or a circular walk up to Highley and back.Always the chance of seeing a train passing through the Halt. Nice little cafe for a cuppa and cake with toilet facilities on sight. Children are encouraged to learn more about the Country Park and there seems to be a range of events to suit most people. Take a pair of stout shoes and watch the weather!
  • A very good country park that has the River Severn running through it and is also part of the Mercian Way. The park has a visitor centre, toilets, cafe and a classroom. The cafe is basic but the staff served us well. Activities for children are well planned in advance. My daughter loved the Highway Rat trail. Parking is £1 for 2 hours and £2.20 all day.
  • It's a good cheap day out. You have to pay a few quid to park but you can walk for miles in the Severn valley. There's a café and a play area for kids. Also you can see the trains from the Severn valley. You can stand on the footbridge that crosses the river Severn. Lovely!
  • Excellent place to visit, for a walk or to go and look at the trains. Value parking fee, well worth it to support the facility. Tea shop has a fantastic view and a good menu.
  • We always love our walks at Severn Valley Country Park. Lots to see and lovely scenary. Would recommend for walkers young and old.
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