Severn Valley Country Park

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Attraction Category: Gardens Parks and Heritage

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    Green Flag Award winning Country Park. Teashop and toilets. 3 way-marked trails. Parking at Alveley and Highley. Located on National Cycle Network (Route 45). Play area. Request stop on the Severn Valley Railway.

    In the peaceful, scenic valley of the River Severn, the Severn Valley Country Park offers over 51 hectares of beautiful countryside and wonderful views. The Park has been awarded the Green Flag Award making it one of the top parks in the UK.

    For many years, the area was utilised for quarrying and the mining of coal which was then transported to industrial centres using the river and later the railway. The first mine shafts were sunk in Highley in 1870, with the production switching to Alveley in 1936. After almost one hundred years, the mine closed in 1969. Work commenced to reclaim the area in 1986 and the Country Park was officially opened in 1992.

    Teashop and toilets.
    3 way-marked trails to help you discover the woodlands, meadows and history of the area.
    School and group visits catered for.
    Childrens birthday parties.
    Natural play area.
    Countryside events programme.
    Easy access nature trail designed for all abilities, including a fully accessible bird hide.
    Orienteering course.
    Picnic areas.
    Parking at Alveley and Highley.

    Shropshire Council Outdoor Recreation Service manage open spaces and Rights of Way throughout the county. We work with volunteers and communities to help them improve their local environment. For more details please contact 01743 255957.

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