Severn Bore

The Severn Bore

The Severn bore is a wave caused by the tide funnelling water upstream on the River Severn, this eventually produces a wave called the bore.  More about the bore…

@aboutglos has watched the bore in various locations, the waves of 2015 were a great year for me.

Severn Bore Videos 2015

In my opinion, 2015 was a great year to watch The Severn Bore from the banks of the river, both in the day and the occasional night time wave. 


I always like to walk to watch the bore so will head to either Stonebench or Elmore back.

Severn Bore - Ben Salter
Severn Bore – Ben Salter

Bore Watching Locations

Newnham On Severn

Newnham on Severn is a village in west Gloucestershire, England. It lies in the Royal Forest of Dean, on the west bank of the River Severn, approximately 10 miles south-west of Gloucester and three miles Southeast of Cinderford.


The Anchor Inn is the most obvious place at Epney to Enjoy the bore. The Anchor is a family run riverside pub serving good home cooked pub food with skittle alley and function room. The Anchor & Map…

The Severn Bore Inn

The Inn was named after the wave as it is such a great sport to watch the magnificent power of nature.  Often open during the bigger bores for refreshments or meals.


Minsterworth is a village that lies on the border of the City of Gloucester, on the north bank of the River Severn and on the A48 road between Gloucester and Chepstow. About…


Read our latest article about our walk from Elmore Back along the River Severn To Stonebench the bore can be watched from anywhere on this walk.  You can also find a quiet spot and enjoy the spectacle. Stonebench Walk…

Over Bridge

Over Bridge, also known as Telford’s Bridge, is a single span stone arch bridge spanning the canalised West Channel of the River Severn near Gloucester. It links Over to Alney Island. More info…


Maisemore Bridge connects the village to Alney Island and provides a viewpoint to watch the tidal wave. However sometimes it fizzles out byt he time it reaches here. Maisemore Weir and Lock were built in about 1870.