GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Albrighton Walks

11 miles (18 km)

This large Shropshire based village is located close to Telford and Bridgnorth. It's accessible by train on theShrewsbury to Wolverhampton Line. The settlement includes a noteworthy Norman church dating from the 12th century and the Donington and Albrighton Nature Reserve where you can look out for lots of wildlife in the village.
This walk from the village takes you along a section of the Monarch's Way to visit one of the hidden gems of the area at Badger Dingle.
The circular walk starts in the village near to the historic church where you'll find the Donington and Albrighton Nature Reserve. There's some nice trails here along the Humphreston Brook and the Donington Pool where you can look out for interesting pond life. From here you can pick up the Monarch's Way and follow the waymarked footpath south west towards Beckbury. Here you can follow Badger Lane south to the pretty village of Badger where there's some thatched cottages and two large village ponds. The area also includes Badger Dingle. There's a delightful little wood here with a brook, pools, sandstone outcrops and a rushing waterfall to admire.
The route then heads north east to Burnhill Green before heading to Patshull Park. There's two large lakes here and a hotel and country club.
The route then heads north along country lanes to Boningale before returning to Albrighton.

Postcode

WV7 3BF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Albrighton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Albrighton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Albrighton

  • Badger Dingle - This walk visits the delightful Badger Dingle Waterfall in the Shropshire village of Badger.
  • Telford - This Shropshire based town has a number of long distance trails passsing through the area
  • Shifnal - This walk from the town heads through the countryside to visit the historic town of Ironbridge on the River Severn
  • Bridgnorth - This fine Shropshire town has some fine walking trails through the Severn Valley and a number of local parks and gardens to explore.
    This long walk from the town centre makes use of the Severn Way and Geopark Way long distance trails to take you on a tour of the countryside to the south of the town
  • Granville Country Park - This pretty nature reserve in Telford includes copses, heaths, grasslands, pools, scrub, wet woodlands and oak capped mounds
  • Dudmaston Hall - This 17th-centurycountry house in the Severn Valley is surrounded by landscaped gardens, parkland, managed woodlands, lakes and farmland.
  • Stanmore Country Park Shropshire - This 100 acre country park near Bridgnorth is ideal for a peaceful afternoon stroll
  • Chelmarsh Reservoir - This circular walk takes you around the pretty Chelmarsh Reservoir in the Severn Valley
  • Hampton Loade - This pretty riverside village is located on the Severn Valley Railway in Shropshire
  • Comer Woods - This walk explores Comer Woods in Shropshire
  • Aqualate Mere - Enjoy a peaceful walk through this lovely nature reserve near Newport, Staffordshire
  • Newport - This Shropshire based market town sits close to the border with Staffordshire inTelford and Wrekin.
  • Wellington - This Shropshire based market town is considered the northern gateway to the Shropshire Hills AONB
  • Worfield - This little Shropshire village has some pleasant walks through the River Worfe Valley to try

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Also in the area is the lovely Aqualate Mere. There's a pleasant waterside path to pick up at this large, scenic lake. The site is one of the area's highlights and notable as the largest natural lake in theEnglish Midlands. Just to the west of here there's the interesting market town of Newport where you can enjoy another waterside stroll along the old Newport Canal.
The Wellington Walk starts from the historic market town which lies just north west of Telford. It visits the wonderful viewpoint at The Wrekin and The Ercall Nature Reserve where there are some striking geological features to admire. The walk start from close to the town's bus station and train station making the area accessible by public transport. The town is also well worth exploring with its historic market and the splendid Victorian house and garden at the National Trust's Sunnycroft to see.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Shropshire Walks page.

Photos

Churchyard Cross, Albrighton

Churchyard Cross, Albrighton. Stone cross in the parish churchyard of St Mary Magdalene. The parish church, dedicated to StMary Magdalenewas completed around 1181,and some rebuilding work was done in 1853. It is built of redsandstonein theNormanstyle.

Beckbury Signpost - geograph.org.uk - 2030283

Beckbury Signpost

Badger Pond and House - geograph.org.uk - 467948

Badger Pond and House

A cascade in Badger Dingle - geograph.org.uk - 1303004

A cascade in Badger Dingle. In the late 18th and early 19th Century, Sir Isaac Hawkins Browne, an iron and coal magnate who owned the Badger Hall estate, hired William Emes, a pupil of Capability Brown, to create a picturesque landscape in the sandstone gorge of the Dingle. Paths were laid and the brook that runs through the Dingle was dammed to form a series of pools with a rotunda at one end and a boathouse at the other. Today most of it has gone or been overgrown but there are still two small cascades below the dammed pond. This photo shows the lower, more natural cascade, the upper one being a series of steps.

Lane through Burnhill Green - geograph.org.uk - 748074

Lane through Burnhill Green

Cedar tree at Patshull Park - geograph.org.uk - 1834748

Cedar tree at Patshull Park

The western arm of Church Pool - geograph.org.uk - 1835307

The western arm of Church Pool at Patshull Park

Donington and Albrighton Nature Reserve 03

Humphreston Brook flowing through Donington and Albrighton Nature Reserve

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