Cost: £24.00

  • ROUTE – Out and back
  • DISTANCE – 10 miles
  • TIME – 6 hours
  • ASCENT – 388m
  • GUIDED – Walk with experienced Mountain Leaders
  • DIFFICULTY – Easy to Moderate

A fabulous walk around this world heritage landscape, taking in the world’s first iron bridge, built in 1779, the world famous Severn Gorge and the Ironbridge Furnaces, as well as the town of Ironbridge itself.

We are in the birthplace of the industrial revolution and our walk takes us past many points of interest including many museums, old furnaces and along the Shropshire Way to the south of the river to Benthall Hall, the sixteenth century English country manor, with its beautiful architecture, gardens and private chapel and on to the historic market town of Much Wenlock, famous amongst other things for being the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games, hence why London’s 2012 Olympic mascot was named Wenlock.

After a stroll around the town taking in the sites, we return on the Severn Way along the river.

Time allowing, part of our route can extend, allowing us some time at the Jackfield Tile museum and onto ‘The Sabbath Walks’, which were created by Ironmaster Richard Reynolds in 1782 to give the workers some respite on a Sunday, as well as a view of the Bedlam Furnaces, the remains of a coke-fired blast furnace, the first to use coke and famously painted by Phillip de Loutherberg.

It was built in 1756-7 by the Madeley Wood Company. Then bought by Abraham Darby III in 1776 and taken over by the Reynolds Brothers in 1796.

A fantastically unique and different day out taking in two historic Shrophire towns!