Landscape & geology
With its steep-sided valleys, extensive woodland cover and numerous tributary streams flowing down to the River Severn, the Ironbridge Gorge is a very striking and beautiful landscape. Its at this point that the wide, meandering course of the river is locked on to a straighter path by the narrowness of the gorge.
It is the combination of water and wooded slopes that gives the area its distinctive character, but this is a landscape, in fact, of great variety, with grassland, pockets of heathland, and conifer and native broadleaf woodland spread along the entire length of this stretch of the Severn Valley.
This in turn has been heavily influenced by the very rich geology of the area, exposed some 15,000 years ago by the rapid erosion of the gorge by glacial meltwater.
John Muir Award for children and adults
In the New Year, the John Muir Award shall be delivered to families in our woodlands.
NEW Outdoor Learning Programme 2014 in print!
The NEW 2014 Outdoor Learning Programme has 27 walks and day courses available between January and December next year. We have already received about 20 bookings! Promises to be another popular programme. Prices are between FREE and £25 only.
Volunteering for SGCT
Do you want to volunteer or receive details of activities and events?
Walking in the Severn Gorge
Severn Gorge Countryside Trust's "Walking in the Severn Gorge" leaflet is available to download here.
Ironbridge Woodland Products
Ironbridge Woodland Products is a project that enables students to appreciate the importance of the trees and woods on their doorstep.