Wenlock Edge a,d Broadstone from Wilderhope Manor

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.

Technical sheet
No. 293227
A Rushbury walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 04/08/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h20[?]
Distance Distance : 6.36mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 459ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 459ft
Highest point Highest point : 889ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 443ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Rushbury
Starting point Starting point : N 52.532217° / W 2.670385°
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(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).

Waypoints :
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

Useful Information

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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Opinions and comments


Global average : 2.17/5
Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 2/5
Routemap quality : 2/5
Walk interest : 2.5/5

on Tue 22 May 2018 11:17:38 CEST

Global average : 1 / 5

Date of walk : 22/05/18
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.

on Mon 19 Feb 2018 11:06:40 CET

Global average : 3.33 / 5

Date of walk : 18/02/18
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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