Walk 2678 - printer friendly version
Wenlock Edge & Broadstone from Wilderhope Manor Walk
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 6.4 miles / 10.4 km
Ascent - 700 feet / 212 metres
Grade - easy/mod
Start - OS grid reference SO546929
Lat 52.5320630 + Long -2.6706989
Postcode TF13 6EG (approx. location only)
Wenlock Edge is one of the scenic highlights of Shropshire and is rightly included with the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The start is Wilderhope Manor (grid ref. SO545929), which is reached off the B4371 between Much Wenlock and Church Stretton.
After parking follow the Shropshire Way south west for two miles. This section of the route is also part of the Jack Mytton Way. Reaching the road at Roman Bank (grid ref. SO520908), turn right to Topley (grid ref. SO527905). Here bear half left onto the Jack Mytton Way which follows a meandering course south-east to reach the B4368 (grid ref. SO542897).
Cross the main road and take the lane opposite turning left almost immediately onto a footpath that leads to Broadstone Chapel (grid ref. SO544897). Continue straight ahead here following a path across a footbridge and in a further 400 metres to reach a path junction (grid ref. SO548899). Turn left (north) and pass through the grounds of Broadstone Mill to reach the B4368. Turn right along this main road and 400 metres to Hopescross (grid ref. SO548904).
Turn left up the lane to Longville. Where the lane bends to the left take the Shropshire Way on your right through the Stanway Valley to return to the start.