It rises at an altitude of 610 metres (2,001 ft) on Plynlimon, Ceredigion near Llanidloes, Powys, in the Cambrian Mountains of mid Wales. It then flows through Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, with the county towns of Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Gloucester on its banks.
With an average discharge of 107 m³/s at Apperley, Gloucestershire, the Severn is the greatest river in terms of water flow in England and Wales.
Upton Rowing Club has access to 16 unbroken miles of the River Severn between Worcester and Tewkesbury.
A guide to the water level at Upton Upon Severn can be found by following the link above to the Environment Agency web site that records the current river level at Saxons Lode. When the river exceeds approximately 2.4m rowing will be suspended.