River Severn (main river - Worcester to Gloucester)
The River Severn (main river - Worcester to Gloucester) is a large river and is part of the River Severn (main river). It runs for 29 miles through 2 locks from Diglis Junction (where it joins the Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Diglis Junction to Diglis Basin) and the River Severn (main river - Stourport to Worcester)) to Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction (where it joins the River Severn (old river navigation) and the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 89 feet long and 18 feet and 11 inches wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.
It has junctions with the River Avon - Warwickshire (Lower Avon Navigation) at Tewkesbury Junction; with the Coombe Hill Canal at Severn - Coombe Hill Canal Junction and with the River Severn (Maisemore Channel - Northern Section) at Upper Parting Junction.The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 43M - River Severn and Gloucester and Sharpness Canal Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 90M - Avon Ring Map (Downloadable)
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 2 - Severn, Avon & Birmingham
- Pearson's Canal Companion: Severn & Avon: Mid-Worcestershire Ring and Cotswold Canals (Saul-Sapperton)
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Junction of Worcester and Birmingham Canal with River Severn
|Diglis Locks Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
|1 furlong||0 locks|
|Diglis Dock||1½ furlongs||0 locks|
Two locks side by side
|2½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Diglis Locks Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir
|3¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Severn - Teme Junction
Junction of the River Severn and the River Teme
|1 mile and 1¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Worcester Southern Link Road Bridge||1 mile and 4 furlongs||1 lock|
|Severn Motor Yacht Club||1 mile and 6½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Kempsey||3 miles and ¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Pixham||3 miles and 4¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Clevelode||5 miles and 2¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Riverside Caravan Park||5 miles and 6¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Rhydd||6 miles and 3 furlongs||1 lock|
|Severn Stoke||7 miles and 2 furlongs||1 lock|
|Hanley||9 miles and 1 furlong||1 lock|
|Upton Bridge||10 miles||1 lock|
|Upton Marina||10 miles and 1¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Ryall House Quarry Wharf
Gravel loading wharf for Ryall House Quarry
|11 miles and 1½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Cable Bridge (Upton upon Severn)
Site of former railway crossing
|11 miles and 4¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Saxon's Lode||11 miles and 5¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Barley House||12 miles and 3½ furlongs||1 lock|
|M50 Motorway Bridge||13 miles and 1½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Ripple Quarry Wharf
Gravel loading wharf for Ripple Quarry
|13 miles and 2 furlongs||1 lock|
Cast iron bridge with gothic approach arches, built by Thomas Telford.
|15 miles and 5 furlongs||1 lock|
Junction of Rivers Severn and Avon
|16 miles||1 lock|
|Upper Lode Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir
|16 miles and 3¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Upper Lode Lock No 5||16 miles and 4¼ furlongs||1 lock|
|Cork's Hill Arm||16 miles and 4¾ furlongs||2 locks|
|Upper Lode Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir
|16 miles and 6 furlongs||2 locks|
|Tewkesbury Lower Lode
Former ferry site and exit of the Mill Avon
|17 miles and 2½ furlongs||2 locks|
|Chaceley and Deerhurst||18 miles and 7¼ furlongs||2 locks|
|Apperley||20 miles and ¾ furlongs||2 locks|
Bridge opened in 1961 to replace one demolished by a collision with a barge.
|20 miles and 6¾ furlongs||2 locks|
Sluice gates for an unknown stream which takes water from the old Coombe Hill Canal.
|21 miles and 6½ furlongs||2 locks|
|Severn - Coombe Hill Canal Junction
Junction of the River Severn and the long derelict and abandoned Coombe Hill Canal
|21 miles and 7¼ furlongs||2 locks|
|Severn - Chelt Junction
Junction of the River Severn and the River Chelt
|22 miles||2 locks|
|Wainlodes Hill||22 miles and 1½ furlongs||2 locks|
|Ashleworth||24 miles and ¾ furlongs||2 locks|
|Upper Parting Junction
Junction with Maisemore Channel (now closed)
|26 miles and 3½ furlongs||2 locks|
So called as the pub here used to be called The Globe
|27 miles and 1¾ furlongs||2 locks|
|Waltham Bridge||28 miles and 1¼ furlongs||2 locks|
|28 miles and 3 furlongs||2 locks|
|Westgate Bridge (North)||28 miles and 4¾ furlongs||2 locks|
|Westgate Footbridge||28 miles and 4¾ furlongs||2 locks|
|Westgate Bridge (South)||28 miles and 5 furlongs||2 locks|
|Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction
Junction of Gloucester and Sharpness Canal with River Severn
|29 miles||2 locks|
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Advice notice: River Severn Navigation, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open - Bridge 20, Worcester South Bypass — from Thursday the 6th of December, 2018 to Friday the 8th of May, 2020.
Please be advised that the buoys at Carrington Road Bridge are no longer in position. We are currently working on a resolution and hope to have them back in place as soon as possible.
In the meantime please be vigilant for the missing buoys and avoid the shallows. When navigating this area, please ensure you follow the below guidance:
When travelling North (upstream) between the top of the SMYC pontoon and the A4440 Road Bridge, boats should keep left of the centre of the River to stay in the deep water channel.
When travelling South (downstream) between A4440 Road Bridge and the top of the SMYC pontoon, boats should keep right of the centre of the River to stay in the deep water channel.
For further information or advice, please contact the Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wikipedia has a page about River Severn
The River Severn (Welsh: Afon Hafren, Latin: Sabrina) is the longest river in the United Kingdom, at about 220 miles (354 km). It rises at an altitude of 2,001 feet (610 m) on Plynlimon, close to the Ceredigion/Powys border near Llanidloes, in the Cambrian Mountains of mid Wales. It then flows through Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, with the county towns of Shrewsbury, Worcester and Gloucester on its banks. With an average discharge of 107 m³/s at Apperley, Gloucestershire, the Severn is the greatest river in terms of water flow in England and Wales.
The river is usually considered to become the Severn Estuary after the Second Severn Crossing between Severn Beach, South Gloucestershire and Sudbrook, Monmouthshire. The river then discharges into the Bristol Channel which in turn discharges into the Celtic Sea and the wider Atlantic Ocean. The Severn's drainage basin area is 4,409 square miles (11,419 km2), excluding the River Wye and Bristol Avon which flow into the Severn Estuary. The major tributaries to the Severn are the Vyrnwy, Clywedog, Teme, Warwickshire Avon and Stour.