The geographical start of a photo series based on a walk along the entire 354km length of United Kingdom’s longest river, The Severn.
This leg ran 13 km starting at the farm at Eisteddfa Fach over the top of Plynlimon passing the source of River Wye and the River Severn where I followed the infant river ending in a wild camp in Hafren Forest just beyond Blaenhafren Falls pictured above.
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The Shard looking mighty fine in the clear summer sunshine.
View from St Thomas, Street. Southwark, May 2015, London. Architect: Renzo Piano. Engineer: WSP Global
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The Severn bore is a tidal bore seen on the tidal reaches of the River Severn in England. Photographed near Minsterworth, Gloucestershire as part of a photo series based on a walk along the 354km length of United Kingdom’s longest river, The Severn.
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Partial solar eclipse 2015 photographed in Pittville Park, Cheltenham, England using a Canon 6D with 400mm lens and 1.4x teleconverter (560mm equivalent) with a homemade filter made from “Baader Astrosolar Safety Film”.
Towards the end of the eclipse the sun clouded allowing live view images without the use of a filter.
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SAFETY NOTE: If you are trying this yourself you must use live view and a solar safety film or equivalent filter (Neutral density is not sufficient) to prevent permanent damage to your eyes and your camera. Don’t look directly at the sun and even worse through any magnifying device.
Infinite Forest, Kemble, England
Medart Forest, Wales
Jungle highway, Cubatão, Brazil
Doethie Valley, Wales
Cloud forest, Marcapata, Peru
Mirrored Forest, Cressage, England
Laggangarn, Southern Uplands, Scotland
Dipterocarp tree, Poring Hot Springs. Sabah
Divided Silence, Westonbirt Arboretum, England
Glebe Wood, Abergavenny, Wales
Ulu Temburong National Park, Brunei
Wyre Forest, Worcestershire
Danum Valley, Sabah
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
Signed 90x90cm Prints available in a limited edition of 7
1 Severn Source to Hafren Forest, 13km
2 Hafren Forest to Caerswys, 25km
3 Caersws to Welshpool, 33km
4 Welshpool to Shrewsbury, 40km
6 Shrewsbury to Ironbridge, 30km
7 The Iron Bridge
8 Ironbridge to Upper Arley, 33km
9 Upper Arley to Worcester, 33km
11 Worcester to Tewkesbury, 30km
12 Tewkesbury Abbey
13 Tewkesbury to Gloucester, 21km
14 Gloucester Docks
15 Gloucester Cathedral
16 Gloucester to Upper Framilode, 32km
17 Newnham to Gloucester, 31km
18 Newnham to Lydney, 20km
19 Upper Framilode to Dursley, 22km
20 Purton Hulks
21 Chepstow To Lydney, 18km
22 Oldbury Power Station, 6km
23 Chepstow & Lydney, 14km
24 Dursley to Severn Bridge, 36km
25 Severn Aust Powerline
26 Chepstow to Severn Bridge, 13km
27 Calidcot to Chepstow, 23km
28 Severn Bridge to Avonmouth, 15km
A 488km walk beside the River Severn, Britain’s longest river, from the source on the boggy flanks of Plynlimon in Wales to the industrial landscape surrounding Avonmouth. One of the many fascinating aspects of the river is its huge tidal range which reveals great swathes of sand and mud at low tide in the tidal stretch of the river, below Gloucester.
This page is an index of each of the 28 sections which have their own post complete with maps – click the relevant image or header to see more photos of each section.
The main basin of Gloucester Docks was the original terminus of the ship canal that ran from Sharpness, opened in 1827. The victorian warehouses and mills at Gloucester were mainly built for the storage and processing of imported corn. The old warehouses, were built with thick brick walls, a slate roof and strong wooden floors supported by cast-iron columns. The many small windows were intended more for ventilation than for light and were originally fitted with shutters rather than glass. The corn was stored in sacks that were lifted up to the required floor by manually operated winches in the loft.
In 2014 Gloucester Docks was converted into a film set for “Alice through the Looking Glass” by Tim Burton with the addition of five tall ships. Here’s a clip from the BBC showing how the docks were transformed for the movie.
Photographed as part of The Severn Project a walk from Source to Sea along the river Severn
Images available as limited edition prints and licensing contact me for pricing. Link to all 49 images from this photoshoot.