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[https://www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/route-45/ Route 45 on the Sustrans web site]

Revision as of 08:39, 25 February 2020

National Cycle Route 45

Part of the 270 mile National Cycle Route 45 follows the Severn Valley between the Ironbridge Gorge and Bewdley, crossing the railway twice.

After following the disused trackbed from Ironbridge, the route goes through the town of Bridgnorth before deviating away from the course of the river, returning to cross the railway at the Underbridge at Hampton Loade. It then follows the railway closely from Hampton Loade Station towards Country Park Halt.

This part of the Cycle Route was built by Shropshire County Council in 2003. The SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society was initially opposed to its construction as it would be on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society’s land and in close proximity to the line. However agreement was reached after considerable discussion with the Council, and today the route is popular with both cyclists and walkers.

The Cycle Route leaves the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society a short distance before the Halt, turning away into the main area of the Country Park. However a footpath continues to the Halt itself. After passing through the Country Park, Route 45 crosses the railway again at Arley Station Bridge, then enters the Wyre Forest, where it follows the trackbed of the Wyre Forest Line towards Bewdley.
Although no longer following the railway, the Cycle Route continues through Stourport and Hartlebury.

There are a number of farm crossings between Hampton Loade and Country Park which also cross the Cycle Route.

See also

From The Window
Hampton Loade Station
Country Park Halt
Farm crossing north of milepost 145
Farm crossing near milepost 145

Links

Route 45 on the Sustrans web site