In a Nutshell
A Georgian riverside town in the Wyre Forest district of Worcestershire. Come here for a riverside walk, relaxing dining on the banks of the Severn and browse the small town centre.
Parking and Pooping
Just a few miles west of Kidderminster, Bewdley lies just off the A456 alongside the River Severn. If crossing the bridge from the east, ignore the sign indicating parking to the left of the bridge and instead carry on through the town centre, past the church and bear right to find the car park appropriately enough on Dog Lane. Here you can park right along the river, with plenty of grass and benches to sit and enjoy the river views in the sun. The car park has public toilets too and is just a short walk from the town centre.
From the car park, you can take the easy walk along the riverside towards the bridge and town centre. This is a pedestrianised street, so easy walking with nice views across the river. You can walk for miles along the river, and the walkway extends passed the bridge to the south side and beyond, with more benches and stone steps/seats close to the bridge. On the opposite side of the river, there are more benches offering a good view back across to the town and these tend to be a little quieter too.
Turning right at the bridge brings you on to Load St, the main road in Bewdley where most of the shops are. Being the main through road, traffic can be heavy, but in general the pavements are wide and easy to walk with pup. As you walk up the hill towards the church, the pavements get narrower and the traffic backs up a little, so it's time for a short lead then.
Bewdley town centre is only small and it won't take long to walk round, so make the most of the riverside walks to get pup tired out. Nearby you have the Wyre Forest, which offers plenty of forest walks and woodland fun.
Keeping the Humans Amused
Bewdley is probably best know for three things: the river, the Safari Park and the Severn Valley Railway. The Safari Park is not dog friendly, although they provide basic kennels to park pup in should you want to visit. The Severn Valley Railway is a must for any steam fanatic. Dogs are allowed on the trains (£2 fare) but not in the visitors centre.
Bewdley hosts a number of events during the year, including a carnival and arts, beer and angling festivals, so check the local webpages for information.
There are a number of small independent shops in the town, selling crafts, gifts and antiques but we do not see the shops as being the prime reason for visiting the town.
Bewdley does have a wealth of places of to eat. Along the riverside as you walk from the car park into town you will find pubs and cafe's offering riverside seating and meals/snacks at reasonable prices. The Mug House Inn is noted for its welcome to dogs and the Cock and Magpie also allows dogs throughout. You won't go hungry for a portion of fish and chips and an ice cream here.