The Severn has the third highest tidal range in the world, creating a natural phenomenon known as the ‘Severn Bore’ which is a large surge wave which can be ridden by surfers. And, this year there are several top graded Severn Bores due, so it has never been a better time to come and view this spectacle. There are 5* bores expected during the day on Friday 22nd March (Spring equinox) and during the night on 29th and 30th September (Autumn equinox). The Bore is visible on around 20 miles of river, dissipating and reforming with the wave height reaching a peak around Minsterworth as the river narrows.
One of Britain's few truly spectacular natural phenomena, this large surge wave that can be seen / surfed in the estuary of the River Severn, where the tidal range is the 2nd highest in the world.
Natural World in or near Westbury-on-Severn