Wenlock Edge

Wenlock Edge

About Wenlock Edge

Wenlock Edge is a narrow limestone escarpment that runs for 18 miles from Craven Arms to Ironbridge, the National Trust owns 8 miles of this stretch. There is a mix of flower-rich limestone grasslands and ancient woodland along with internationally important sites for geology, making the area an important Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Along Wenlock Edge you’ll see evidence of its old industrial use, with old quarrys and lime kilns along the way.

There is a myriad of footpaths and bridleways along Wenlock Edge which can easily be accessed from the two car parks on Wenlock Edge and from the car park at Wilderhope Manor.

Whatever the season, Wenlock Edge is a beautiful woodland walk. There is a myriad of footpaths and bridleways along Wenlock Edge which can be accessed easily from the two carparks on Wenlock Edge and from the car park at Wilderhope Manor. The National Trust produces an excellent leaflet which describes a number of walks and can be purchased at local Visitor Information Centres.

For a spring wildflower walk and bite to eat, park at the Wenlock Edge Inn and walk across to Ippikins meadow – a carpet of cowslips and orchids. Look for the bee orchids in late May at the top of the quarry.

What Coalport Station Thinks

If you are looking for a spectacular walk with views like no other then we would definitely recommend Wenlock Edge. Perfect for beginner and experienced walkers with a wide variety of trails that vary in length and difficulty. Each season brings a different and wonderful view of this well known area of Shropshire. Proper footwear is essential whatever the season.

Much Wenlock Details

Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/shropshire-staffordshire/wenlock-edge

Phone: 01694 725000

Visit Time: Various trails from 2 hours to 4 hours

Distance from Coalport Station: 14.5 Miles

Price: Free

Opening Times: All day, 7 Days a week

Dog Friendly: Yes – plenty of space for doggies to explore

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