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how far is the river severn navigable from stourport on severn to bewdley and what is the minimum draft

Asked by: christopher smith  | 1.18pm, Wednesday 22 June

WW says:

The usual head of navigation for powered craft is the confluence with the Gladder Brook, a short distance above Stourport. You should only venture above this if you are confident in your skills and have some way of 'becoming unstuck' if you ground!
The minimum draught further upstream will depend on the level of the river. The critical sections are in the Ribbesford/Blackstone Rock area, half a mile downstream of the Bewdley bypass bridge. In normal river conditions there is 2ft of water here.
Above the bypass bridge, the next shallow location is the old ford at Lax Lane, just upstream of the cricket ground on the west bank. You can read more about the stretch through the town at www.bewdleyrc.co.uk/river.php .

Richard Fairhurst  | 3.57PM, Wednesday 22 June

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