Severn Way - Short Break - North Section

Severn Way - Short Break - North Section

A short walking holiday from Shrewsbury to Bridgnorth through the landscapes of Shropshire.

4 nights
29 miles

From £440 per person

Find out about the tour

About this route

Explore the upper central part of the Severn Way on this short break. Riverbank pathways and woodland trails lace together bustling medieval towns, Roman remains, and a wealth of revolutionary industrial history.

Bridgnorth itself is a treasure, filled to the brim with old buildings such as the former town hall, Waterloo Terrace, and the steam and cliff railways. An historic and tranquil slice of the Shropshire countryside.

© Contours Walking Holidays Severn Way - Short Break - North Section map
Shrewsbury to Bridgnorth
29 miles (46 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Exploring Shrewsbury, where a total of 660 listed buildings await.

Spotting kingfishers, wagtails, and other birdlife from the banks of the River Severn.

Glimpsing the remains of the industrial revolution – and the rural traditions that survived it – in towns such as Ironbridge, Atcham and Sheinton.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
SEVWSBN From Shrewsbury to Bridgnorth 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate£440

Severn Way Short Break - North Section 4 nights, 3 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Travel to Shrewsbury where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Shrewsbury to Wroxeter(L). 9.5 miles (15km)

Day 2

Wroxeter(L) to Ironbridge. 10 miles (16km)

Day 3

Ironbridge to Bridgnorth. 9.5 miles (15km)


Depart from Bridgnorth after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£50.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£40.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 4 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

Extend your walking holiday with an extra night in one of the fantastic towns along the River Severn.
Shrewsbury is one of England?s finest medieval towns, full of cobbled streets lined with black-and-white-timbered buildings. Shewsbury Abbey and Shrewsbury Castle are each inspiring sights, while the Quarry Park is a fine spot for a lazy lunch surrounded by flowers.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 29 miles (46 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 9.5 miles (15 km)
Maximum daily distance: 10 miles (16 km)
Code: SEVWSBN Grade: Moderate
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Shrewsbury
End of holiday: Bridgnorth

Route Profile

Severn Way Short Break - North Section Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff.

By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Shrewsbury). The nearest rail stations to the end of the trail (Bridgnorth) are either Telford (about 14 miles away) or Wolverhampton (about 15.5 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Shrewsbury. Buses run from Bridgnorth to Telford or Wolverhampton Monday to Saturday only, so a taxi would be required on a Sunday.

From London - Trains run from London Euston station to Shrewsbury.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take the bus from Bridgnorth to Shrewsbury (Monday to Saturday only, so a taxi would be required on a Sunday).

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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