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|Bewdley and Ribbesford Trail|
|Author: clairesharpuk, Published: 11 Mar 2012||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 2 mile circular waymarked trail from the pretty Worcestershire town of Bewdley. The walk heads out along fenced paths and tracks across farmland before returning alongside a picturesque stretch of the River Severn. |
The walk is relatively flat with no stiles and just a few kissing gates. The route follows gravel, mud and grass paths some of which are likely to be muddy after wet weather. Approximate time 45 minutes to 1 hour.
The walk starts from the Gardeners Meadow car park in Bewdley which is accessed from Pritchard Court at the end of Severn Side South. The pay and display car park is free on Sundays and for the first 90 minutes on other days of the week. Approximate post code DY12 2DZ.
|Start to Kissing Gate|
Start point: 52.3736 lat, -2.3106 long
Before you start your walk you may want to explore the town of Bewdley. The name comes from the French - Beau Lieu - meaning beautiful place and its residents describe it as the most perfect small Georgian town in Worcestershire. There’s plenty to explore including riverside streets, museum, gallery, brewery, more than 20 pubs, restaurants and cafes and the Severn Valley Railway.
|Kissing Gate to St Leonard's Church|
Start point: 52.3718 lat, -2.3151 long
Pass through the kissing gate and follow the trail as it bends to the right and then turns sharp left alongside another gate. Follow this path alongside a short stretch of woodland to the right and then with fenced farm fields both sides. Ignore any footpaths through gates to the right.
|St Leonard's Church to River Severn|
Start point: 52.3641 lat, -2.3147 long
Take time to visit the church if you wish. Above the main doors are a series of carvings which date back to Norman times. When we visited, the church yard also had an outdoor tap and dog bowl to help dogs who are out walking on hot days.
|River Severn to End|
Start point: 52.3638 lat, -2.3096 long
Turn left to follow the grass path with the river on your right. You are now in Blackstone Riverside Park. Follow the path ahead with grass clearings and small sections of woodland on your left and the river to your right.
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The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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