Shropshire Way

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  • Originally conceived as a long distance walking path in 1980 a number of spurs were created over the years.  Now the Shropshire Way Main Route has been waymarked to allow the original concept to reappear and is being promoted by the Shropshire Way Association.  There is a video following all of the route on YouTube.

    The Shropshire Way will reveal to you some of England’s best kept secrets. You will discover the stark rocky crags of the Stiperstones with its unique landscape.  You will walk over ancient hill forts, stay in mediaeval towns and villages, wander through beautiful woodland and then realise you don’t have to climb a mountain for a spectacular view as you reach the summits of the Clee Hills and the Wrekin.

    Much Wenlock is the birth place of the Olympic Games and the Ironbridge Gorge gave rise to the Industrial Revolution. The museums here are worth an extended stop-over.

    Southern section of the Shropshire Way main route
    Southern section of the Shropshire Way main route

    Main Route South
    A circular route of 120 miles starting and finishing in Shrewsbury, the details of the route can be downloaded in sections from the Shropshire Way website

    Follow a clearly waymarked path divided into ten ‘day walk’ sections from 10 to 16 miles in length.
    Walk through a succession of iconic landscapes – Stiperstones, Long Mynd, Clee Hills, Wenlock Edge, the Severn Valley Gorge at Ironbridge and the Wrekin.
    Stay a while in Bishop’s Castle, Clun, Craven Arms, Ludlow, Much Wenlock, Ironbridge and Wellington.

    Suggested accommodation:

    Stage OneThe Bridges Inn  , Stiperstones Inn (0.4 mile)

    Stage Two Bank House B&B, The Castle Hotel

    Stage ThreeLittle Hall Cottage, The White Horse Inn

    Stage FourCastle View B&B, Linley Cottage, Hesterworth (N of Aston on Clun) (0.3 mile)

    Stage FiveLudlow Mascall Centre, Fishmore Hall Hotel, The CliveThe Cliffe at Dinham, The Feathers Hotel,

    Stage SixThe Old Rectory, Wheathill

    Stage Seven – WIlderhope Manor YHA

    Stage Eight –Serendipity B&B , Coalbrookdale YHA

    Stage Nine & Ten – Check Shrewsbury Tourism

     

     


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