This Shropshire walk explores part of Wenlock Edge and provides pleasant walking through wonderful countryside. The route generally follows well marked paths and tracks and follows sections of the Shropshire Way and Jack Mytton Way.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) After parking follow the Shropshire Way south west for two miles. This section of the route is also part of the Jack Mytton Way. Reaching the road at Roman Bank (grid ref. SO520908), turn left to Topley (grid ref. SO527905). Here bear half left onto the Jack Mytton Way which follows a meandering course south-east to reach the B4368 (grid ref. SO542897).
(1) Cross the main road and take the lane opposite turning left almost immediately onto a footpath that leads to Broadstone Chapel (grid ref. SO544897). Continue straight ahead here following a path across a footbridge and in a further 400 metres to reach a path junction (grid ref. SO548899). Turn left (north) and pass through the grounds of Broadstone Mill to reach the B4368. Turn right along this main road and 400 metres to Hopescross (grid ref. SO548904).
(2) Turn left up the lane to Longville. Where the lane bends to the left take the Shropshire Way on your right through the Stanway Valley to return to the start(D/A).
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 709ft
1 : mi 3.73 - alt. 486ft - Cross the main road
2 : mi 4.64 - alt. 512ft - Turn left up
D/A : mi 6.36 - alt. 705ft
Wenlock Edge is one of the scenic highlights of Shropshire and is rightly included with the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The start is Wilderhope Manor (grid ref. SO545929), which is reached off the B4371 between Much Wenlock and Church Stretton.
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Global average : 2.17/5
Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 2/5
Routemap quality : 2/5
Walk interest : 2.5/5
Global average : 1 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Very disappointing
Routemap quality : Very disappointing
Walk interest : Very disappointing
The reason for my rating is that I never did the walk because I couldn't download the instructions or map!!! I think your site needs some attention. I can read pdf files but it kept redirecting me around in circles to get a pdf reader. Sorry totally useless.
Global average : 3.33 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Average
Routemap quality : Average
Walk interest : Good
We found it impossible to follow the Shropshire Way South-West from Wilderhope Manor: it just seems to peter out after about 500 metres.
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