Ironbridge Heritage Walk - 16km

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Oct 30
2021

15 people attending

5 places left

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Oct 29 at 18:00:00
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16km with plenty of climbing.

Plenty to look at on this walk around the Ironbridge World Heritage site.  We will be wondering along old railway lines, through woodlands and getting lost among the small backstreets of this famous town, the location of the world's first iron bridge, built in 1779.

Here are some of the highlights;

  • Buildwas Abbey, English Heritage, free to visit.  Impressive ruins of a Cistercian abbey, including its unusually unaltered 12th century church, beautiful vaulted and tile-floored chapter house, and recently re-opened crypt chapel.
  • Bedlam Furnaces, built in 1756-7 by the Madeley Wood Company
  • Ironbridge, the world's first iron bridge. Crossing the River Severn, it was completed in 1779 and opened to traffic in 1781.
  • Hay Inclined Plane, a canal inclined plane, with a height of 63 m. It was located at the end of the Shropshire Canal, part of a network of canals that linked the industrial region of east Shropshire with the River Severn. The inclined plane was in operation from 1793 to 1894. 
  • Coalport China - a manufacturer of fine English chinaware which was based on the site between 1795 and 1926.

This event is a precursor to the social - Late Night At The Shrewsbury Market Hall

The route is viewable here.  If you would like a gpx version of the route, contact the leader.

If a fan of parkrun - the leader (Will) is likely to attend the Telford parkrun prior to this event.  Send him a message if interested.

If the event is full, join the waiting list.  There are always drop outs and it may be possible to increase the numbers.

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Photos: All photos taken by Will Allaway and used with permission. 

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