Leg twelve 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 12 – Bridgnorth Golf Club to Buildwas Abbey
Well done to Beth, our Admin Officer, for completing the 12th stretch of the team’s Severn Way walk.
Beth had a few words from her walk –
‘Our walk started pleasantly, with a lengthy section through the Bridgnorth Golf club. We kept up the pace to avoid and stray golf balls, catching glimpses of the river and dramatic cliffs on the other side of the river.
Compared to other stretches of the Severn Way I’ve experienced, the going was relatively easy alongside fields where the path was well-trodden by anglers and dog-walkers alike.
Beyond the golf course, the riverside scenery just kept getting prettier and prettier! Beautiful stretches of trees overhanging the river, weeping willows, alders, and a few tree trunks down. We could also see cyclists going past on the adjacent cycle path. It’s definitely worth a revisit to do this stretch on wheels! We did come across some patches of enormous Japanese Knotweed though, I’ve never seen it so tall and large-leafed.
After an hour or so we came to Coalport, taking a slight diversion from the Way itself due to quite an overgrown stretch. We saw lots of signposts pointed to the museums, including the Jackfield Tile Museum where our Travelling Exhibition had been until recently. All along the riverside path, there were interpretation boards highlighting the industrial heritage, keeping us informed of the historical mining, tile-making, railways and so much more. Within a half-hour or so we reached Ironbridge – the site of the world’s first…cast iron bridge (1779). A pasty and coffee stop and we were on our way for the final stretch towards Buildwas.’
You can see the photos below!