Visiting the station and the Engine Room at Highley is an excellent way to keep young an old amused for a day.You can just visit the huge steam engines in the Engine room and have a cup of tea and watch from the balcony as the train come and go from Highley Station.If you feel like a trip on the train, then you just need to buy a ticket and hop on...more
The Severn Valley Railway is a must. This is an interest for both young and old alike. Steam hauled trains go from Highley to Kidderminster via Arley and Bewdley in the one direction and to Bridgnorth via the Country Park Halt and Hampton Loade in the other.Parking is limited at Highley and another option is to park at either Bridgnorth or...more
'Shanks's ponies' is a slang expression for walking. Along the banks of the river Severn are walkable paths accessable from nearby any of the Severn Valley stations. When walking in a beautiful setting, besides the obvious great views and scenery you will be able to collect your thoughts and unwind from the hectic pace of life so prevelent today.more
The Severn Valley Railway runs from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth as a steam preservation tourist railway.
On Sundays, lunch is available on the train whilst travelling through the beautiful scenery of the Severn Valley. The price for a 3 course luncheon is £17.50 and must be booked in advance.
The restaurant cars and train are all restored to 1930's style as are the stations. Lucheon is served in 1930's opulant style too.
To find out more see SVR home page (Link).
There are a smattering of pubs in the villiage of Highley but the only one that is near to the railway station and the River Severn is the Ship Inn.
It has a large garden area and right on the River Severn. Looking across the river there is an uninterupted view of countryside gently sloping up from the waters edge.
The Ship has picnic type tables outside so that in fine weather you can sit out and enjoy a cool, refreshing pint of beer. There is a wall to the pubs grounds and so is child friendly.
Dress Code: Casual.
It is proposed to build an educational and railway interest 'Steam Herritage' centre at Highley, just across the road from the Severn Valley Railway's station, in the old disused coal yard.
The centre will be 'rail fed' from the existing trackwork at the station and by reinstating the level crossing over the roadway that only goes down to the houses and the Ship Inn by the banks of the River Severn
The River Severn is a notoriously dangerous river to swim in. There are undercurrents and the river bottom can drop away deep without any visual indication.
I have been raft racing on the Severn and have run aground. One of the crew has jumped off and been out of his depth in less than two metres from the running aground point.
Just north of Highley and the next station but one on the Severn Valley Railway is Hampton Loade.Here you will find a ferry to cross the River Severn that is worked by the river current and attatched to a steel rope. These are rapidly disapearing modes of transport in the 21st century.more
Highley is located between Bridgnorth and Bewdley on the western side, (Welsh), of the River Severn.
This map helps define the exact location of Highley.
Fondest memory: Highley has changed a lot since its humble origins as a purely mining villiage.
Now, Highley, situated on the banks of the river Severn, is interested in nature preservation and tourism as may be found by visiting the country park.
It keeps its link to coal mining in the form of monuments and museum exhibits.
I have a better detailed map on my travelogue Map (Link).
Also see OS 'Pathfinder' map 932.