Severn Beach Stride
About this walk
Walk out and under the fabulous Second Severn Crossing, explore the past in New Passage, and return to Severn Beach down calm greenways where nature quietly carries on in the shadow of a mighty motorway on this great walk sponsored by SUEZ. Click here to download the walk leaflet.
5.5 kms – about 2 leisurely hours, starting at Severn Beach station.
The walk follows public footpaths with short sections of roadway. Do take care on the roads, especially when crossing, as cars may be moving as speed and at some corners visibility is restricted. You may encounter cyclists and horse riders as well as cars. Wellies are advisable in wet weather!
Food and drink
Refreshments are available at Down’s Bakery and Shirley’s Café in Severn Beach. There is also a McColl’s in the village. There are public toilets next to the McColl’s.
The route starts and ends at Severn Beach Rail station; taking the train from Bristol is a lovely way to arrive in Severn Beach. If you do drive, you can park in the village; please park sensibly.
Respect, Protect, Enjoy
Always follow the Countryside Code.
Park sensibly – don’t block gates or drives. Leave gates as you find them. Leave farm animals and machinery alone. If you think an animal’s in distress, alert the farmer. Keep to the public right of way.
Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home. Keep your dog under effective control and pick up after your pet – dog mess can harm livestock. It is good practice to keep your dog on a lead around livestock; however, if cattle or horses try to chase your dog, it’s safer for both of you to let your dog off the lead to run away.
Plan ahead, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate clothing. You may want to bring snacks and water on your walk. Be aware you may not have a mobile signal in places during your walk.