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The Severn Way [1] is a waymarked [2] long-distance footpath in the United Kingdom following the course of the River Severn [3] in the West Country of England and Mid Wales.

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Distance

The Severn Way runs for 210 miles (337 km) along the River Severn between the mouth of the Severn at Bristol, England, and its source at Plynlimon, Wales.

The Route

The route can be walked in either direction of course.

The source of the River Severn is high on Plynlimon [4] in upland Mid Wales [5] from where both river and walk descend [6] into Llanidloes, Newtown, Powys [7], Welshpool, then along the towpath of the Montgomeryshire Canal passing the Wrekin and into Shrewsbury, Shropshire and the Severn Gorge, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution at Ironbridge before passing through Bridgnorth, Bewdley [8] in Worcestershire and Stourport-on-Severn, Worcester, Upton-upon-Severn and Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, Gloucester itself and then past Berkeley Castle and into the Severn Estuary [9] passing Slimbridge [10] and the mouth of the Severn [11]. Originally the path finished at Severn Beach. It has recently been extended to Bristol via Lawrence Weston, Shirehampton and through the Avon Gorge.

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Coordinates: 52°35′7″N 2°26′6″W / 52.58528°N 2.435°W / 52.58528; -2.435

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