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Useful information for planning one day or multi day canoe journeys
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Pool Quay to Shrewsbury
Ordnance survey 1: 50 000
no 126 Pool Quay to
Ordnance survey 1: 25 000
no 240 Pool Quay to Shrawardine
Ordnance survey 1: 25 000 no 241 Montford Bridge to Cressage
guide to the River Severn
Starting point for 2/3 day paddle to
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
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)
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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