Severn Bridge Day Walk
20 people attending
0 places left
12 people waitlisted
A leisurely walk taking in one of the UK's most well known landmarks. Not only linking two countries - but also two OutdoorLads regions, South-West England and South Wales. The Severn Bridge is an iconic structure, which we will be walking on, to experience amazing views out over the river. members from all regions, of course, are welcome!
This short day walk, will be taking in the Old Severn bridge (we will actually be walking on it) and some of the surrounding countryside; farmland, mudflats, cliffs etc. The walk is not strenuous, although anyone with a fear of heights may wish to think twice about walking on the bridge itself. Being estuarine, the landscape is full of wildlife - in the water, on the land and in the sky - so wildlife lovers, in particular bird-watchers, will enjoy this walk.
The walk also includes a leisurely pub lunch.
What to bring
Boots: Hiking boots that are both waterproof and breathable, and provide good ankle support, are important as soon as you encounter any mud. Cross trainers may suffice in good weather and flat routes.
Socks: Proper walking socks keep your feet dry, and help prevent blisters.
Walking Trousers: (ideally water resistant) will be more comfortable than Jeans which are heavy and cold when wet. From April to October shorts are usually a better bet.
Waterproof Trousers: essential in any significant rainfall. Breathable ones are best.
Layered clothing: allows you to quickly adapt to changes in the weather as well as body temperature. E.g. a base layer or a cotton T-Shirt; a mid layer like a micro fleece, or a rugby type thick shirt, and in cooler weather an outer layer consisting of a windproof jacket or a thick fleece.
Waterproof Jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather. You get what you pay for with these. Breathable fabrics are advisable.
Hat: essential both in mid winter to preserve heat and in summer to prevent sunburn and heatstroke.
Rucksack: One that is comfortable to wear is essential so that you can use your arms freely. Place valuables in water proof bags inside.
Sunglassses: comfortable sunglasses enhance your pleasure and keep insects out of the eye
Water: even in winter one can loose a litre or more of fluid by perspiration. If you fail to make this up you'll get dehydrated which can lead to headaches and other problems. A hydration bladder is easier to use than bottled water but higher maintenance.
Medicines: If you have allergies, are diabetic, or have minor ailments don't forget these.
Food & drink
We will be taking a leisurely pub lunch at The White Hart in Littleton on Severn.