River Severn Source to Sea

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tim12387
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River Severn Source to Sea

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Hi everyone, i am looking for some advice.
Me and a Uni buddy are going to be canoeing the severn (the longest river in the UK) from source to sea in june to raise funds for parkinsons UK.
Could anyone tell us how many & the location of any sections of graded water? ideally it wouldnt be when the rivers flooding so it would be normal water levels.
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At source its various streams all converging then drops into the Hafren Forest various small but uneventful potentially unpaddleable tree choked rapids.
Then grade 1/2 stuff down to Newtown.
From Newtown down to Abermule there is a little bit of 1/2 and a rather large weir.
Then nothing of interest until Shrewsbury weir as far as i can remember.
Then theres a small section of grade 1/2 at IronBridge.
Then nothing but other boats swans and fishermen and the odd weir or two!

to be fair though in june i dont think much above Montford bridge would be paddleable.

Its not as good a paddling river as the Wye but the Severn is longer!

Enjoy
Steve
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If you particularly want to go from the source, have a look at the Severn Way path. You could start by walking from the source and change to canoe/kayak when you get to a paddleable point on the river.

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The Environment Agency produced this guide to canoeing the Severn, starting at Pool Quay.

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/st ... 739506.pdf
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As well as the online guide that James T has posted that I've found very useful for planning distances for sections for trips, I also like the Nicholson's Guide too for the Severn. I mainly paddle the sections between Ironbridge and Bewdley. Best wishes with your trip.
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thanks for all the info and support guys.. be sure to check out the blog
www.pushitforparkinsons.blogspot.com

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I think the highest navigable point would be Old Hall, the river runs from here at grade 1-2 down to Llanidloes but just as you reach the town there is a rocky drop which would be grade 2-3 depending on levels. Quite a quiet run bounded by trees. After Llanidloes I think others have commented.

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