Wenlock Edge Walk
Wenlock Edge runs from Craven Arms to Much Wenlock, in the Shropshire Hills AONB. This walk follows the 19 mi (31 km) limestone escarpment using the footpaths of the Shropshire Way and the Jack Mytton Way long distance routes.
The walk begins in the town of Craven Arms, near to the train station. You then head to the 400-million-year-old limestone escarpment following the pretty Quinny Brook out of the town. The walk passes ancient woodland, the 19th century Flounders' Folly and the Elizabethan Wilderhope Manor. There are some challenging climbs on the walk but you are rewarded with splendid views over the Shropshire Hills and beyond. The walk finishes in the interesting town of Much Wenlock where you will find Wenlock Priory - a ruined 12th century monastery with a lovely topiary garden.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then the Long Mynd, Caer Caradoc Hill and the beautiful Carding Mill Valley are all nearby.
You could try our circular walk around Much Wenlock which visits the fascinating ruins of the 12th century Wenlock Priory. There's also our Wenlock Edge Circular Walk which starts from the town and visits the historical site of Major's Leap.
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Wenlock Edge Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Wenlock Edge Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Wenlock Edge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Wenlock Edge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
At the Craven Arms end of the Edge there's the excellent Stokesay Castle to visit. The medieval manor house dates all the way back to the 13th century and is run by English Heritage. The house and surrounding gardens are well worth a visit.
To the west is the village of Hopton Castle where you can visit the ruins of the mediaeval castle which was besieged in a battle of the English Civil War during 1644. There's also the lovely Wood 'n' Ribbon cafe in this area. The eclectic site has a lovely outdoor area with animals including goats, hens and ponies. They also provide accommodation in the shape of quality glamping pods too.