Bewdley - Severn Valley - Arley - Bewdley

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This circular walk starts in Bewdley, a beautiful little Georgian town on the banks of the River Severn. Bewdley has a good selection of shops, cafes, restaurants, takeaways and pubs and access by bus and rail.

The walk follows rural riverside paths with abundant wildlife to the hamlet of Arley, with its footbridge allowing a return to Bewdley on the opposite bank. The walk is largely on undulating, unsurfaced paths and can therefore be very muddy in places. It is a lovely walk at any time of the year, but in spring it is an absolute delight.

The Severn Valley Railway is never far away and there are stations at both Arley and Bewdley, allowing one leg of the journey to be by rail if a shorter walk is preferred.

As it stands, the walk offers the possibility of a mid-walk break for a drink or meal in Arley, but if Arley is chosen as the starting point, then Bewdley offers even more choice of places for such refreshment.

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England - Central England - Worcestershire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Museum, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
6/5/2017 - Leighton Jones

We did this walk recently on a very warm, sunny day. It was ideal, with the river close by at all times and plenty of cover from the strong sun. The tea shop is very small but has a terrace overlooking the river. The ice-creams are excellent. We didn't visit the pub, but it is also very close. Bewdley has plenty of places for refreshments at the end, but some close very early!

8/24/2010 - Robert Corden

Did part of this walk yesterday as far as Arley. Many sections of the unsurfaced path are very narrow and overgrown, so when the rain arrived early our trousers got soaked because there was no room to avoid the long growth either side of you. My advice is if you are doing this walk and rain is expected, take waterproof trousers. We still enjoyed the walk, and it was easy to follow. Would consider doing it again

9/18/2009 - John Holden

A very pleasant and easy walk, easy to follow and level. If you want to see / photograph trains I recommend arriving at the Victoria Bridge about 5 minutes before the northbound train is due into Arley. You'll see the northbound train and, a few minutes later, the southbound, as they pass at Arley. The tea shop at Arley is right next to the river with great views but is closed on Mondays. The PO / general store also seemed to be closing at about 13:00 on Monday, as I arrived, so I wasn't able to buy one of the tempting local ice creams and was forced to back track to pub. Tragic. :-)

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