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Useful information for planning one day or multi day canoe journeys access and camp sites  Pool Quay to Shrewsbury

Ordnance survey 1: 50 000 no 126 Pool Quay to Cressage
Ordnance survey 1: 25 000 no 240 Pool Quay to Shrawardine
Ordnance survey 1: 25 000 no 241 Montford Bridge to Cressage

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Canoeists guide to the River Severn

Starting point for 2/3 day paddle to Shrewsbury
Pool Quay A483 The Moors, Welshpool to Oswestry Road Lay-by close to river  we have no permission to access the field adjacent to the lay-by Map ref: SJ 247 098

Please note:
There has been an on-going problem with tree blockages on this stretch of river so an alternative launch spot several miles lower down may have to be used. 

Approx 9 miles from Pool Quay Llandrinio Bridge access public footpath
Map ref: SJ 298 169

Approx 13 miles from Pool Quay  Melverley - Camping available at Church House on the Vyrnwy a short distance up the river just by the church. Map ref: SJ 332165  Contact  01691 682754

Tontine Inn 2 minutes walk from Church House Camp site. Real Ale Good Food B&B Tel 01691 682258

15 miles from Pool Quay
Buckley Farm campsite. Camping now available, toilets and showers.
1km downstream of Royal Hill. Map ref: SJ 362170
Contact Mr. & Mrs. Davies. 01743 741336 Landing point Map ref: SJ 360168

Over 22 miles from Pool Quay
Picnic Site, A5 Montford Bridge adjacent to river
Toilets, sometimes burger van Map ref: SJ 431148

Starting point for 1 day paddle to Shrewsbury
Wingfield Arms (Old Swan), Montford Bridge
Access, food Map ref: SJ 431152
Contact Julie 01743 850750

Wingfield Caravan Park, Montford Bridge (next to the pub)
Camping available
Contact Denise 07853 933794

Severn House, Montford Bridge - Opposite side of the river beyond the bridge
Camping Map ref: SJ 432153
Contact  01743 850229

Frankwell, Shrewsbury Access and parking. (Public)
River right upstream of foot bridge. Canoe ramp into recreation
ground adjacent to car park. Map ref: SJ 491129

The Quarry, Shrewsbury Public park with toilets.
Map ref: SJ 486126

Suggested paddle upstream around the town loop and beyond
Shrewsbury Weir Access and toilets.
Parking available at Weir
Access steps  above weir left bank. Weir should be approached with caution
Map ref: SJ 500130


The Isle of Grange


Upstream of Montford Bridge

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