Upper Arley & River Severn Festive Stroll
Date
Monday 24th December 2018
Start Time
11:30am
Estimated Finish Time
2:30pm
Distance
4 miles
Grading
Leader
Will Tandy
Contact Details
or 07840 301075
Start Point and Parking
Upper Arley pay & display car park. When down by the river, cross the road bridge with the white bollards and turn sharp left, and then immediately right, following the lane to a grassy parking area.
Postcode
DY12 1XA
General Location
Approx 50 mins southeast of Shrewsbury
Packed Lunch?
Yes
Pub/Tea Shop
Mince Pies & Winter Punch provided on the walk.
Toilets
Yes.
Car Sharing
10:30am at "Dobbies" services (A5/A49 junction), south of Shrewsbury, in the Little Chef car park
Public Transport
Nothing convenient.
Walk Summary
A festive Christmas Eve stroll in the picturesque Severn Valley; this route takes us from the small, peaceful village of Upper Arley up into Seckley Woods. On the way, we will pass Upper Arley train station - a traditional Victorian station with the chance of spotting a steam train as we cross over the bridge. On entering the woods, we will reach a viewpoint overlooking Trimpley Reservoir where we will stop for lunch, mince pies and some warming winter punch. From there, we will descend to the banks of the River Severn and return to the start point.

Please Note: The walk leader will meet at the start point in Upper Arley. Car sharing is possible from Dobbies, depending on whether anyone is available to meet there (please check first).

Terrain
Lanes, forest paths, tracks and fields.
Ascent
Gradual ascent from Upper Arley to Seckley Wood
Highest Point
110m
Additional Info
Sturdy walking boots, waterproofs and warm clothing.