Ironbridge Weekend

Cost: £185.00

Duration: 2 nights
Accommodation: Hostel
Level: Easy/Moderate
Age: Over 18’s only

We pride ourselves on allowing only small groups of up to 12 people on our weekenders, creating a much better and more personal vibe within the group.

We also believe that we provide a far superior standard of meals than our competitors, making joining us  on our Ironbridge Weekend a fantastic experience, which hopefully will make you want to come back, again and again, to experience other weekend adventures, as do many others!

We arrive on Friday evening to be greeted by our Host, settle in and enjoy a lovely freshly prepared meal whilst getting to know each other. A little music, fun and games … but don’t get carried away, we’re up early for 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!

After our day of hiking, we return to our bunkhouse late afternoon to reflect on a brilliant day’s trekking whilst being treated to another exceptional freshly prepared home cooked meal, followed by a great night of socialising!

After breakfast, Sunday sees us taking a stroll around the town, spending time to enjoy the sites which have made this such a famous town.

A unique and memorable experience not to be missed … this weekend’s itinerary is an absolute must for hiking and history lovers!

What’s Included …

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Excellent home cooked meals (Vegans, Vegetarians catered for)
  • Breakfast & Packed lunches
  • 2 Days trekking (optional Sunday Walk included)
  • Guided by fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leader
  • Hosted hostel experience
  • Small Group of a maximum of 12 people