Oldbury-on-Severn - Severn Bridge - Oldbury-on-Severn

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Starting from Oldbury-on-Severn, the walk heads down the Severn Way to the original Severn Crossing. This is mostly along the top of the river levees, providing panoramic views across the estuary. The area is popular with a wide variety of migrating seabirds which flock here for the winter months. The path climbs up onto a cliff as it approaches the bridge, providing an excellent viewpoint of both the original crossing and the new bridge further down the river.

There is an opportunity to extend the walk here by walking out onto the bridge, on a path that runs alongside the motorway, then back again via the same route. To cover the entire length of the bridge would add four miles to the length of the walk, but you can turn around at any point and make the extension as long or short as you like.

The walk continues through the Severn View service area and heads inland to return to Oldbury, passing through farms and the villages of Littleton-on-Severn and Cowhill. However, you never really leave the bridge behind; you can still see the tops of the bridge towers in several places on the way back and there is another excellent view of the entire bridge just past Littleton.

There is a busy roundabout and brief section of road to negotiate on this walk, but there are pavements along its entire length.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Severn Estuary

Features

Birds, Cafe, Church, Food Shop, Great Views, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
25/07/2014 - Vicky England

This was a very nice walk, although it was marred by the path being blocked by electric fences at points 11 and 20, plus an immovable gate just after point 13. We managed to crawl under the fences and climb the gate. Dogs needed to be on leads for parts due to curious cattle, but otherwise okay, although it was a very hot day and there was very little opportunity for shade - not something that occurs very often in the UK!

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