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The Severn Gateway: a walk around Black Rock (Portskewett) and Sudbrook

Event organised by ICE

Date
24 May 2024
Time
17:00 - 19:00 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Black Rock Picnic Site
Black Rock Road
Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire, NP26 5TP
United Kingdom
Add to Calendar 24-05-2024 17:00 24-05-2024 19:00 false Europe/London The Severn Gateway: a walk around Black Rock (Portskewett) and Sudbrook https://www.ice.org.uk/events/latest-events/the-severn-gateway-a-walk-around-black-rock-portskewett-and-sudbrook Black Rock Picnic Site, Monmouthshire

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Overview

The Great Western Railway (GWR) village of Subrook is dominated by the pumping station that keeps the Severn Tunnel dry, or dryish! by pumping water from the Great Spring. Sudbrook was built as a company town by the GWR for those working on the Severn Tunnel, on which construction began in 1873. The first cottages were built by the tunnel contractor Thomas A. Walker under Sir John Hawkshaw after Charles Richardson had been sidelined.  A number of local experts will be on hand to add detail to the history of the locality.

This event is a two-location walk starting at Portskewett or more specifically Black Rock Picnic Site, Black Rock Road, Monmouthshire, NP26 5TP, with a short walk to Sudbrook, near Caldicot, Monmouthshire NP26 5SY, starting at 17.00 at the Black Rock car park.

This is a moderate walk on public paths, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and allow one and a half hours or more as it is intended to finish at the Sudbrook Club. 

It is intended to finish at Sudbrook Club for refreshments and networking.

Venue

Black Rock Picnic Site
Black Rock Road
Monmouthshire
NP26 5TP