River Severn

The River Severn flows from west to east through the Ironbridge Gorge. It was the most important route for the products of the Coalfield en route to customers around the world.

The River Severn flows through Ironbridge

Where is the source of the River Severn?

Britain’s longest river begins its journey in a deep, blanket-peat bog, 610 m (2,001 ft) above sea level on the northeastern slopes of Plynlimon, the highest point of the Cambrian Mountains in Wales.

The infant Severn river starts its journey to the sea flowing down hill in a south-eastern direction.

The infant river is a small stream. It runs fasts cutting into the landscape and deepening the valley sides.

Click here to follow the River Severn from source to sea