Thursday, 23 June 2011

3 Men and a Dog, again!

Parking the car at Arley Station in Shropshire DB, two friends and Meg the dog, boarded the Severn Valley Railway

for the trip to Hampton Loade to follow the trail along the River Severn back to Arley.

It was a lovely sunny day and the walk along the river Severn is very pretty and was thoroughly enjoyed by Meg. The trail passes through some quite wooded areas, but I didn’t hear any tales of vicious horseflies this time.

The river Severn is 200 miles long and was once navigable from the Bristol Channel all the way to Welshpool serving inland ports all along its route, these days it’s only navigable between Stourport and Gloucester.

A midway point is Highley, where a couple of cold beers were enjoyed by all but Meg, who wisely stuck to a bowl of water, on the terrace of the 18th century Ship Inn (recommended).

Suitably refreshed they carried on along the River Severn returning Arley to collect the car. On the way home they called at The Severn Valley Railway terminus in Bridgnorth just for a ‘quick’ look in the station bar.

Have fun, we are!

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