Walks & Trails

Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival returns this year with a pop highlights festival featuring 36 walks over 9 days from the 4th to 12th September. Check their website for more details, and to book www.ironbridgewalking.co.uk. In addition Ironbridge Walking Group are pleased to offer a programme of 9 additional walks for this year’s Ironbridge World Heritage Festival of Imagination booking essential through the links below!

All walks are being run following RamblersUK guidelines, as the acknowledged national sporting body for walking, and we are limiting the number of walkers to 20 plus the walk leaders. All walks require PRE-BOOKING to ensure that numbers are not exceeded and to provide appropriate contact tracing details.

Do come and join us – it would be great to catch up with old friends and lovely to make some new ones!


COVID-19 We all need to take extra steps to stay safe. Please follow all safety advice given by the walk leader, including the latest guidelines on physical distancing. For more information about COVID-19 and Ramblers group walks, please see our guidance for walkers on the coronavirus pages of the Ramblers website. www.ramblers.org.uk

Booking your place If you would like to join this walk, please book by a place by clicking through to Eventbrite on the ‘Book Tickets’ button on each walk listing. 

Please sign up before 21.00 the evening before the walk. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking so that someone else can take your place. Please do not turn up for a walk without booking, as we will have to turn you away.  9

Walk the gorge: Walk Number 09 - Buildwas Abbey - 7 miles (~4hrs)

Walk the gorge: Walk Number 09 - Buildwas Abbey - 7 miles (~4hrs)

Category: Heritage & Story of the Gorge, Walks & Trails

Date & Time: 10:00 - 14:00 on Fri 24 Sep 2021

Venue: The Iron Bridge Tollhouse

Tickets: Free Entry

Partner: Ironbridge Walking Group

Meeting at Ironbridge Toll House TF8 7JP Grid Ref SJ 672033 10.00 a.m. ( 4hrs )
From the Toll House, we follow the line of the old railway before climbing out of the gorge, through the woods, on The Shropshire Way. We skirt around the site of the old power station, dropping through Banghams Wood to Buildwas Abbey. After exploring the remains of this 12th Century Cistercian Abbey, we follow the Severn Way along the river, back towards Ironbridge, leaving the river to climb up over Strethill, with far reaching views. This takes us to Coalbrookdale, through the old arboretum and past the Quaker Burial Ground. We reach Rough Park via part of the Sabbath Walks, then cross The Beeches Nature Reserve, before dropping back through the town to the Ironbridge. Stiles and can be muddy in places.

Walk leader: Jane Warman
Duration: 4 hours
Length: 7 miles
Grade: ▲▲▲

Parking at Station Yard Car Park (Pay & Display)

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