Leg nine of our 206 mile collaborative walk from the estuary of the River Severn up to it’s source has been completed!
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Leg 9 – Bevere Lock Cottage to Stourport Treasure Island
Well done to Alice, from the Severn Rivers Trust, for completing the 9th stretch of the team’s Severn Way walk.
Alice had a few words from her walk –
‘Almost as soon as we found the Severn Way at Bevere, the footpath swerved away from the river and took us on its own meanders – across farmland, through a caravan park, past a café (handy for a quick coffee stop!), and dodging some grumpy cows until finally, we arrived at the main road bridge at Holt Fleet. We watched the water rushing over weirs and spied the nearly finished fish pass on the opposite bank. From there, the footpath followed the deep, wide, winding and fast-flowing river. The banks were steep, and the way was often overgrown with nettles, brambles, and pesky balsam. We were grateful to the unknown person who has strimmed a narrow path for us to squeeze through. We ate our lunch in a beautiful meadow full of wildflowers. We heard a cuckoo calling! We saw red cliffs, ancient trees, abandoned barges, immaculate static homes, bustling boatyards, and occasional walkers. When we reached Stourport it was all brickwork, canals and lock gates, pub gardens and noisy fairground rides, lots of people enjoying the sun. What a stunning day to explore the river.’
You can see photos below!