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 and ¼ furlongs 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

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Diglis Junction
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
Diglis 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
Mythe Bridge
Cast iron bridge with gothic approach arches, built by Thomas Telford.
15 miles and 5 furlongs 1 lock
Tewkesbury Junction
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
Haw Bridge
Bridge opened in 1961 to replace one demolished by a collision with a barge.
20 miles and 6¾ furlongs 2 locks
Unidentifed Sluice
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
Globe Bend
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
Black Bridge
Railway bridge
28 miles and 3¼ furlongs 2 locks
Westgate Bridge (North) 28 miles and 5 furlongs 2 locks
Westgate Footbridge 28 miles and 5 furlongs 2 locks
Westgate Bridge (South) 28 miles and 5¼ furlongs 2 locks
Gloucester / Sharpness - Severn Junction
Junction of Gloucester and Sharpness Canal with River Severn
29 miles and ¼ furlongs 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 6th of December, 2019.

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 enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk.

Thank you.

Notification sent Thursday the 6th of December, 2018

 
 
 

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.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to River Severn
[River Worfe] [Old River Severn, Upper Lode] [River Chelt] [River Tern] [Stourport-on-Severn] [Ryall, Worcestershire] [List of crossings of the River Severn] [Rea Brook] [Severn Way]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 17:47