Great Britain » Severn River & Gloucester Sharpness | England
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Severn River & Gloucester Sharpness | England: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||67 km|
|Number of locks:||6|
|Lock dimensions:||27.10 x 5.70|
|Max. depth:||1.50||Max. headroom:||6.00|
|Degree of difficulty:||Some experience is an advantage|
|Character of waterway:||with urban surroundings, for sporty people|
|Profile of waterway:||Commercial traffic and tourism|
Waterway has access to:Avon River Navigation | England
Cotswold Canals | Stroudwater Navigation | Thames & Severn Canal | England
The Severn rises almost at the Atlantic coast of Wales, accompanies then the Montgomeryshire Canal to the north and turning then to the southwest of England. Even though Severn is the longest river of England, it is navigable only for just under 70 km. At Gloucester, navigation changes onto the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal on which one reaches then the Mouth of the River Severn.
Depending on water level, navigation on this waterway is rather demanding.
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N0. 2 Severn, Avon & Birmingham | Nicholson
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Navigational notes include: Planning a cruise, using a lock and bridges, winding holes, boatyards and local services. Covers the rivers Avon and Severn, Birmingham Canal Navigations main line (Gas St to Aldersley Junction), Gloucester & Sharpness, Staffs & Worcester, Worcester & Birmingham, Southern Stratford-upon-Avon and Stourbridge canals Also: The history of each canal, places of interest, pubs and restaurants, opportunities for walking and cycling. Spiralbounding, size: A5
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