Along Wenlock Edge from Much Wenlock

A walk along the Edge from Much Wenlock through woodland and exposed paths partly on the Shropshire Way and Jack Milton Way, breaking off at Presthope and returning over mainly farmland through the village of Bourton towards our starting place.

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17 March 2024

No dogs allowed

We start from the National Trust car park, which has direct access to the course of the walk, and follow the Shropshire way in a S W direction. We follow either that path or the Jack Milton way for approximately 3.5 miles, the path is on the crest of the ridge and through woodland with views over the surrounding farmland towards the Welsh peaks. When we reach the car park at Presthope we cross the B4371, join the Cross Britain Way and make our way across farmland to the pretty village of Bourton and travel along the road for a short distance before joining the path which leads back towards our starting point. Following our walk there is the opportunity to visit Much Wenlock and visit one of the many facilities to enjoy refreshments. There is also the substantial remains of St Millburga’s Priory, which is well worth a visit! The travelling time was just over an hour from Tarporley but at the time of doing our recce the road suggested by Satnav (B4380) was closed further down towards Much Wenlock, so make sure you take the A458 towards Bridgenorth from the A49/A5 outside Shrewsbury. The B4571 is on the right before entering Much Wenlock and the car park is a short distance along the road on the right.

Terrain:
Mainly on tracks and paths, muddy in places, with short road sections.
Map/Area:
OS Explorer 217, The Long Mynd & Wenlock Edge
Starting Point:
National Trust car park, off B4571 TF13 6AS just outside of Much Wenlock, which is free. GR 612996
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Walk Starts:
10:00
Walk Finishes:
14:30
Distance:
13km
Ascent:
354m
Highest Point:
278m Dove Plantation

Safety

Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.