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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, 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.A lake and bird-hide are located before the car park. The main path runs down to the riverside. The woodland path stretches down to the riverside and is mainly on a boardwalk; it also contains a brook. There is also a walk along the entrance road to a large meadow with a lake and picnic site which joins onto the woodland path.Across the bridleway bridge over the Severn is the Country Park Halt on the Severn Valley Railway.
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TripAdvisor
  • Lovely location with forest walks although these were not very well signposted and we got lost as do most people apparently. Tea served in coffee shop was cold and there weren't any attractions for ch...  more »
  • As the weather was supposed to be good we decided to visit this park, 20 miles from home! Totally worth the visit. £2.20 for all day parking right by the visitor centre. Plenty of parking spaces and t...  more »
  • Took my father and my dog for a long walk around the park, so many different walks, lots to see with the River Severn and the Severn Valley Railway running thought it they even supply dog poo bags and...  more »
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  • Lovely place for a walk, lots of birds for those keen on bird watching. Nice to see the steam trains pass through. The park has a lovely cafe which is very reasonable, if recommend the soup and roll on a cold winter's day
  • Good walks with beautiful scenery. Helpful staff and plenty of parking. Nice day out :)
  • Beautiful place, greats for fairly long walks and views of the Severn Valley Railway
  • Great place to see autumn colours.
  • Lovely area, visitor centre with cafe, gifts and toilets, parking 1.50. Great kids park. Nice walks, walk and see the train and river (down a hill) walk alongside river, I went last week and saw sand Martins on river bank. (bridge over river) Also easy access walk around a pond with bird hide. Well worth a visit.