GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Badger Dingle Waterfall Walk

1 miles (1.6 km)

This walk visits the delightful Badger Dingle Waterfall in the Shropshire village of Badger.
The area is a bit of a hidden gem with peaceful woodland, pools, streams and a picturesque waterfall to admire.
You'll find the dingle just south of the little village which has some pretty thatched cottages and two large ponds. There's nice footpaths running west along the Snowdon Brook, passing the pools and some interesting sandstone outcrops on the way. There's also a Doric Temple on the eastern side of the site.

Postcode

WV6 7JX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Badger Dingle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Badger Dingle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you head north to Beckbury you can pick up the epic Monarch's Way. The long distance footpath can be followed towards Albrighton or Telford.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

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

Badger Pond and Thatched House in the little village

Badger Dingle - sandstone outcrop

Sandstone outcrop with caves at the Dingle

Badger Dingle - Upper Pool 01

Upper Pool

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.

Badger Dingle Waterfall - geograph.org.uk - 1752127

Badger Dingle Waterfall

Badger Dingle near Ackleton (4) - geograph.org.uk - 2486486

One of the caves at the site.

Badger Dingle Temple - geograph.org.uk - 2294694

Reconstructed 18th century Doric Temple feature

Badger Dingle near Ackleton (3) - geograph.org.uk - 2486481

A bench next to one of the geological features.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Badger Dingle.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)