Dudmaston Near Bridgnorth
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Dudmaston Near Bridgnorth

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A: Boathouse at Dudmaston near Bridgnorth

by Andy Cox, 220 meters away

The boat house sits on the edge of a lake known as the Big Pool at Dudmaston, not far from Bridgnorth...

Boathouse at Dudmaston near Bridgnorth

B: Hampton Loade Station on Severn Valley Railway

by Andy Cox, 2.5 km away

One of the many charming stations on the Severn Valley Railway, Hampton Loade, despite being small an...

Hampton Loade Station on Severn Valley Railway

C: Daniels Mill near Bridgnorth

by Andy Cox, 4.1 km away

Situated not far from the banks of the River Severn and a short distance from Bridgnorth is Daniels M...

Daniels Mill near Bridgnorth

D: Severn Valley Country Park

by Andy Cox, 4.8 km away

Severn Valley Country Park

E: Severn Valley Country Park Bridge

by Andy Cox, 4.9 km away

Severn Valley Country Park Bridge

G: Bridgnorth Castle Walk

by Andy Cox, 5.1 km away

Bridgnorth Castle Walk

H: Half Penny Green Aircraft Hanger

by Steven 'fly agaric 23' Pratt, 7.9 km away

Aircraft hanger at Halfpenny Green Airport. England. http://www.wolverhamptonairport.co.uk/events-2/

Half Penny Green Aircraft Hanger

I: Arley Arboretum - Tree

by Ian Fennell, 8.2 km away

Arley Arboretum - Tree

J: Arley Arboretum Rhododendrons

by Ian Fennell, 8.3 km away

Arley Arboretum Rhododendrons

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