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Severn Valley Country Park, Alveley

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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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  • Visited Severn Valley Country Park and took the blue route down along the river, and back along the side of the railway, watching the steam train go by. Lovely walk, well signposted, although I was a ...  read more »
  • Me and my partner we're excited to wake up and see the blaring sunlight so decided to find somewhere nice for walking and that would fit our budget. We drove around and stumbled on the Country Park ac...  read more »
  • Good place to visit for beautiful scenic walks - we went with our puppy on a very warm day in May. We saw notices asking us to pick up doggy poo but didn't find any bins to dispose of same. In fact - ...  read more »
  • Beautiful place, greats for fairly long walks and views of the Severn Valley Railway
  • 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.
  • Great outdoors on your doorstep
  • Beautiful place, kids will love the steam train
  • This is one of the most lovely places to walk and look at nature. I have been visiting for over twelve years and watched it grow from a blank canvas to a place to contemplate life.
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