Astley Abbots - River Severn - Astley Abbots

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Astley Abbots - Apley Bridge - River Severn - Astley Abbots

The walk starts at the historic church of St Calixtus and heads out into spacious countryside with open views of the broad pastures of south-east Shropshire. Passing a fishing lake, the route climbs gently to a short stretch along a road, then down a broad valley to charming woodlands, in which it follows a babbling stream crossed by ancient and overgrown stone bridges. Emerging from the woods, the path takes you down to the River Severn, by the 19th Century suspension bridge. From the banks of the Severn, the route climbs briefly through a wooded valley to open farmland and a walk through the fishing reserve to the start.

England - Central England - Shropshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Great Views, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
04/10/2015 - Adrian Mabe

A good walk made more enjoyable by the sunny weather, and seeing 2 kingfishers while we picnicked by the river near to the Apley Suspension Bridge. The path through the woods between 12 & 13 was a bit overgrown in places and could be very muddy in wet weather. The only time we had a problem with route-finding was at 17. The yellow marker pointed up the hill with no discernible path. We bashed our way through the undergrowth for 100 yards and climbed over the fence at the top into the field. The stile we should have come over out of the wood was 200 yards to the South West, so I guess we took the wrong route. Would happily do this walk again.

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