The Severn Way
River Walking Holiday in
Wales and England
from Hafren Forest (The Source) Wales
to Bristol England

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The Severn Way
River Walking Holiday in Wales and England
from Source Hafren Forest Wales to Bristol in England
via Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Worcester, Tewkesbury and Gloucester.

The Severn Way is a 230 mile way-marked walking trail and is one of the most established of the national trails in the UK. You can walk the entire route in one holiday, split it into several holidays, or just pick the section of the trail that interests you.
The River Severn, the longest river in the United Kingdom, rises in the Cambrian Mountains of Mid-Wales and flows through Powys, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, flowing out into the Bristol Channel.
This walking holiday passes through the famous Severn towns of Llanidloes, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Bridgnorth, Worcester, Tewkesbury, Gloucester and Bristol.
This self-guided UK walking holiday on The Severn Way makes a varied and interesting hiking tour. The Severn Way passes through some of England’s most charming landscape, full of wildlife, stunning scenery and history.

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We offer 2 types of itinerary on the walking route:
standard pace and relaxed pace.

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Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.
The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.
We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.
Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.
We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.
Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest choices of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Standard  Paced
Downstream Itineraries (North to South, towards Bristol)

Severn Way
(Standard Paced)

from Source to Bristol (Downstream)
via Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Worcester, Tewkesbury and Gloucester
22 Day Itinerary
20 days walking and 21 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Llanidloes
Day 2: transfer to Hafren Forest,
     walk to the Source and then to Llanidloes   15 miles
Day 3: Llanidloes to Caersws                         9.75 miles
Day 4: Caersws to Abermule                          12.5 miles
Day 5: Abermule to Welshpool                       10.5 miles
Optional Day: in Welshpool
Day 6: Welshpool to Crew Green                   11.5 miles
Day 7: Crew Green to Shrewsbury                15.5 miles
Optional Day: in Shrewsbury
Day 8: Shrewsbury to Wroxeter                   9.75 miles
Day 9:
Wroxeter to Ironbridge                         10 miles
Optional Day: in Ironbridge
Day 10: Ironbridge to Bridgnorth                  9.25 miles
Optional Day: in Bridgnorth
Day 11: Bridgnorth to Upper Arley               10.25 miles
Day 12: Upper Arley to Shrawley                    11.5 miles
Day 13: Shrawley to Worcester                      8.75 miles
Optional Day: in Worcester
Day 14: Worcester to Upton on Severn           12 miles
Day 15: Upton on Severn to Tewkesbury         7 miles
Optional Day: in Tewkesbury
Day 16: Tewkesbury to Gloucester               13.5 miles
Optional Day: in Gloucester
Day 17: Gloucester to Upper Framilode          13 miles
Day 18: Upper Framilode to Slimbridge         12.5 miles
Optional Day: in Slimbridge
Day 19: Slimbridge to Oldbury on Severn    15.25 miles
Day 20: Oldbury on Severn to Avonmouth       14 miles
Day 21: Avonmouth to Bristol                              9 miles
Optional Day: in Bristol
Day 22: Depart after breakfast

£1,722pp
dbl/twin

£2,436pp
single occ

£2,751pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
21 nights, 20 days walking
Total Distance:
230 miles/368 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/15.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
Source of the River Severn
Powys Castle at Welshpool
Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway
Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey
Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
Severn Valley Steam Railway (Bridgnorth to Kidderminster)
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway
Worcester Cathedral
The Commandery at Worcester
Tudor House Museum at Worcester
Museum of Royal Worcester Porcelain at Worcester
Tewkesbury Abbey
Gloucester Cathedral
Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The Severn Bore (dependent on tides)
Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge
SS Great Britain in Bristol
Bristol Cathedral
This route connects with:
Glyndwrs Way
Offas Dyke Path
Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath
Somerset Coast Path

Severn Way
(Standard Paced)

from Source to Shrewsbury (Downstream)
via Llanidloes and Welshpool
8 Day Itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Llanidloes
Day 2: transfer to Hafren Forest,
     walk to to Source and then to Llanidloes   15 miles
Day 3: Llanidloes to Caersws                        9.75 miles
Day 4: Caersws to Abermule                         12.5 miles
Day 5: Abermule to Welshpool                      10.5 miles
Optional Day: in Welshpool
Day 6: Welshpool to Crew Green                   11.5 miles
Day 7: Crew Green to Shrewsbury                15.5 miles
Optional Day: in Shrewsbury
Day 8: Depart after breakfast

£595pp
dbl/twin

£833pp
single occ

£938pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
75 miles/120 kms
Min/max daily distance:
10/15.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
Source of the River Severn
Powys Castle at Welshpool
Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway
Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey
This route connects with:
Glyndwrs Way
Offas Dyke Path

Severn Way
(Standard Paced)

from Shrewsbury to Worcester (Downstream)
via  Ironbridge and Bridgnorth
8 Day Itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights

 

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Shrewsbury
Optional Day: in Shrewsbury
Day 2: Shrewsbury to Wroxeter               9.75 miles
Day 3:
Wroxeter to Ironbridge                     10 miles
Optional Day: in Ironbridge
Day 4: Ironbridge to Bridgnorth               9.25 miles
Optional Day: in Bridgnorth
Day 5: Bridgnorth to Upper Arley           10.25 miles
Day 6: Upper Arley to Shrawley                 11.5 miles
Day 7: Shrawley to Worcester                   8.75 miles
Optional Day: in Worcester
Day 8: Depart after breakfast

£595pp
dbl/twin

£833pp
single occ

£938pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
60 miles/96 kms
Min/max daily distance:
9/11.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey
Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
Severn Valley Steam Railway (Bridgnorth to Kidderminster)
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway
Worcester Cathedral
The Commandery at Worcester
Tudor House Museum at Worcester
Museum of Royal Worcester Porcelain at Worcester

Severn Way
(Standard Paced)

from Worcester to Bristol (Downstream)
via Tewkesbury and Gloucester
10 Day Itinerary
8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Worcester    
Optional Day: in Worcester
Day 2: Worcester to Upton on Severn         12 miles
Day 3: Upton on Severn to Tewkesbury        7 miles
Optional Day: in Tewkesbury
Day 4: Tewkesbury to Gloucester              13.5 miles
Optional Day: in Gloucester
Day 5: Gloucester to Upper Framilode        13 miles
Day 6: Upper Framilode to Slimbridge      12.5 miles
Optional Day: in Slimbridge
Day 7: Slimbridge to Oldbury on Severn   15.25 miles
Day 8: Oldbury on Severn to Avonmouth      14 miles
Day 9: Avonmouth to Bristol                            9 miles
Optional Day: in Bristol
Day 10: Depart after breakfast

£765pp
dbl/twin

£1,071pp
single occ

£1,206pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
96 miles/154 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/15 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
Worcester Cathedral
The Commandery at Worcester
Tudor House Museum at Worcester
Museum of Royal Worcester Porcelain at Worcester
Tewkesbury Abbey
Gloucester Cathedral
Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The Severn Bore (dependent on tides)
Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge
SS Great Britain in Bristol
Bristol Cathedral
This route connects with:
Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath
Somerset Coast Path

Relaxed  Paced
Downstream Itineraries (North to South, towards Bristol)

Severn Way
(Relaxed Paced)

from Source to Bristol (Downstream)
via Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Worcester, Tewkesbury and Gloucester
27 Day Itinerary
25 days walking and 26 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Llanidloes
Day 2: transfer to Hafren Forest,
           walk to the Source and then back to Hafren Forest
           transfer back to Llanidloes for overnight    7 miles
Day 3: transfer to Hafren Forest,
           walk to Llanidloes                                         8 miles
Day 4: Llanidloes to Caersws                             9.75 miles
Day 5: Caersws to Abermule                              12.5 miles
Day 6: Abermule to Welshpool                           10.5 miles
Optional Day: in Welshpool
Day 7: Welshpool to Crew Green                        11.5 miles
Day 8: Crew Green to Montford Bridge            8.75 miles
Day 9: Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury            6.75 miles
Optional Day: in Shrewsbury
Day 10: Shrewsbury to Wroxeter                       9.75 miles
Day 11:
Wroxeter to Ironbridge                              10 miles
Optional Day: in Ironbridge
Day 12: Ironbridge to Bridgnorth                       9.25 miles
Optional Day: in Bridgnorth
Day 13: Bridgnorth to Upper Arley                   10.25 miles
Day 14: Upper Arley to Shrawley                         11.5 miles
Day 15: Shrawley to Worcester                           8.75 miles
Optional Day: in Worcester
Day 16: Worcester to Upton on Severn                   12 miles
Day 17: Upton on Severn to Tewkesbury                  7 miles
Optional Day: in Tewkesbury
Day 18: Tewkesbury to Norton                                  7 miles
Day 19: Norton to Gloucester                                    7 miles
Optional Day: in Gloucester
Day 20: Gloucester to Elmore                                   7 miles
Day 21: Elmore to Upper Framilode                          7 miles
Day 22: Upper Framilode to Slimbridge               12.5 miles
Optional Day: in Slimbridge
Day 23: Slimbridge to Berkeley                            8.25 miles
Day 24: Berkeley to Aust                                           11 miles
Day 25: Aust to Avonmouth                                     10 miles
Day 26: Avonmouth to Bristol                                   9 miles
Optional Day: in Bristol
Day 27: Depart after breakfast

  

£2,132pp
dbl/twin

£3,016pp
single occ

£3,406pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
26 nights, 25 days walking
Total Distance:
230 miles/368 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/12.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
Source of the River Severn
Powys Castle at Welshpool
Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway
Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey
Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
Severn Valley Steam Railway (Bridgnorth to Kidderminster)
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway
Worcester Cathedral
The Commandery at Worcester
Tudor House Museum at Worcester
Museum of Royal Worcester Porcelain at Worcester
Tewkesbury Abbey
Gloucester Cathedral
Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The Severn Bore (dependent on tides)
Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge
SS Great Britain in Bristol
Bristol Cathedral
This route connects with:
Glyndwrs Way
Offas Dyke Path
Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath
Somerset Coast Path

Severn Way
(Relaxed Paced)

from Source to Welshpool (Downstream)
via Hafren Forest and Llanidloes
7 Day Itinerary
5 days walking and 6 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Llanidloes
Day 2: transfer to Hafren Forest,
     walk to the Source and then back to Hafren Forest
     transfer back to Llanidloes for overnight    7 miles
Day 3: transfer to Hafren Forest,
           walk to Llanidloes                                    8 miles
Day 4: Llanidloes to Caersws                        9.75 miles
Day 5: Caersws to Abermule                         12.5 miles
Day 6: Abermule to Welshpool                      10.5 miles
Optional Day: in Welshpool
Day 7: Depart after breakfast

£510pp
dbl/twin

£714pp
single occ

£804pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
6 nights, 5 days walking
Total Distance:
48 miles/77 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/12.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
Source of the River Severn
Powys Castle at Welshpool
Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway
This route connects with:
Glyndwrs Way
Offas Dyke Path

Severn Way
(Relaxed Paced)

from Welshpool to Ironbridge (Downstream)
via Welshpool and Shrewsbury
7 Day Itinerary
5 days walking and 6 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Welshpool
Optional Day: in Welshpool
Day 2: Welshpool to Crew Green                  11.5 miles
Day 3: Crew Green to Montford Bridge      8.75 miles
Day 4: Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury      6.75 miles
Optional Day: in Shrewsbury
Day 5: Shrewsbury to Wroxeter                   9.75 miles
Day 6:
Wroxeter to Ironbridge                         10 miles
Optional Day: in Ironbridge
Day 7: Depart after breakfast

£510pp
dbl/twin

£714pp
single occ

£804pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
6 nights, 5 days walking
Total Distance:
47 miles/72 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/11.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
Powys Castle at Welshpool
Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway
Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey
Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
This route connects with:
Glyndwrs Way
Offas Dyke Path

Severn Way
(Relaxed Paced)

from Ironbridge to Tewkesbury (Downstream)
via Bridgnorth and Worcester
8 Day Itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Ironbridge 
Optional Day: in Ironbridge
Day 2: Ironbridge to Bridgnorth                   9.25 miles
Optional Day: in Bridgnorth
Day 3: Bridgnorth to Upper Arley               10.25 miles
Day 4: Upper Arley to Shrawley                     11.5 miles
Day 5: Shrawley to Worcester                       8.75 miles
Optional Day: in Worcester
Day 6: Worcester to Upton on Severn             12 miles
Day 7: Upton on Severn to Tewkesbury            7 miles
Optional Day: in Tewkesbury
Day 8: Depart after breakfast

£595pp
dbl/twin

£833pp
single occ

£938pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
59 miles/94 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/12.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
Severn Valley Steam Railway (Bridgnorth to Kidderminster)
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway
Worcester Cathedral
The Commandery at Worcester
Tudor House Museum at Worcester
Museum of Royal Worcester Porcelain at Worcester
Tewkesbury Abbey

Severn Way
(Relaxed Paced)

from Tewkesbury to Bristol (Downstream)
via  Slimbridge and Gloucester
11 Day Itinerary
9 days walking and 10 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Tewkesbury
Optional Day: in Tewkesbury
Day 2: Tewkesbury to Norton                     7 miles
Day 3: Norton to Gloucester                       7 miles
Optional Day: in Gloucester
Day 4: Gloucester to Elmore                       7 miles
Day 5: Elmore to Upper Framilode             7 miles
Day 6: Upper Framilode to Slimbridge   12.5 miles
Optional Day: in Slimbridge
Day 7: Slimbridge to Berkeley                 8.25 miles
Day 8: Berkeley to Aust                               11 miles
Day 9: Aust to Avonmouth                         10 miles
Day 10: Avonmouth to Bristol                      9 miles
Optional Day: in Bristol
Day 11: Depart after breakfast

£850pp
dbl/twin

£1,190pp
single occ

£1,340pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
6 nights, 5 days walking
Total Distance:
74 miles/118 kms
Min/max daily distance:
11/17 miles
Average Daily distance:
15 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Oxford
The Oxford Canal
The Kennet and Avon Canal
Henley, Marlow
Windsor and Windsor Castle
This route connects with:
Oxford Canal Towpath
Shakespeares Way
The Ridgeway
Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath

What’s included
in your Severn Way
River Walking Holiday
in Wales and England

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • Guide Book
  • OS 1:25,000 map

Optional Extras
for your Severn Way
River Walking Holiday
in Wales and England

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks

What’s not included
in your Severn Way
River Walking Holiday
in Wales and England

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

How to get there:

  • By Plane to Bristol, Birmingham or London where we can arrange transfer to the start of your walk
  • By Car to start of your walk where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to start of your walk

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Relaxed Pace Walking Holidays
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