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The waterway Bristol – Bridgewater Bay in the southwest

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
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: with urban surroundings, for sporty people
Profile of waterway: Commercial traffic and tourism
Facilities groundside: Good

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Waterway has access to:

Avon River Navigation | England
Cotswold Canals | Stroudwater Navigation | Thames & Severn Canal | England
Atlantic Sea

River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal
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.

Houseboat & Narrowboat Hire, Severn and Glouchester & Sharpness Canal

Viking Afloat

Red Boats

Willow Trust

Disabled Afloat Riverboats Trust

The Disabled Afloat Riverboats Trust provide boating holidays for people with physical, visual, aural or learning disabilities together with their carers, families and friends.


Glouchester Waterways Museum

Boat Trips and Hires

Gloucester Waterways Museum offers a great selection of boat trip and hire options on its two boats, King Arthur and Queen Boadicea II. 


N0. 2  Severn, Avon & Birmingham  |  Nicholson

Author: Harper Collins / Editor: Nicholson  /  Language: English
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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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