GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wenlock Edge Circular Walk

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk from Much Wenlock explores the eastern end of the beautiful Wenlock Edge. On the way you'll visit old quarries, follow peaceful woodland trails and enjoy fine views over the Shropshire Hills. In the summer months you can also enjoy lots of wildflowers and the smell of wild garlic. It's about a 5 mile route with some moderate climbing on the way.
The walk starts from the National Trust car park just to the west of the town. From here you can pick up the Shropshire Way and follow it up through Blakeway Hollow to Blakeway Farm and Major's Leap. This noteworthy viewpoint is the spotfrom where a Royalist major is said to have jumped on horseback to escape pursuers during the Civil War. From here there are fine views ofCaer Caradoc and the Long Mynd.
The route then heads toward Presthope where you can see the old Knowle Quarry lime kilns. After passing the limestone quarries you descend back to the town.
To extend the walk you can continue along Wenlock Edge on either the Jack Mytton Way or Shropshire Way.

Wenlock Edge Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wenlock Edge Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Stony path through Blakeway Hollow near Much Wenlock - - 1499041

Stony path through Blakeway Hollow near Much Wenlock

National Trust sign at Wenlock Edge - - 200861

National Trust sign at Wenlock Edge

Lea Quarry - - 200852

Lea Quarry

Bridleway near Blakeway Coppice - - 200865

Bridleway near Blakeway Coppice

Rock face - - 689349

Rock face

Quarry viewing area - - 689342

Quarry viewing area

Knowle Quarry - - 689462

Knowle Quarry

Knowle Quarry lime kilns, near Presthope - - 200834

Knowle Quarry lime kilns, near Presthope

GPS Files

GPX File

Wenlock Edge Circular Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Wenlock Edge Circular Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')