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Broseley Walking Weekend June 2024

All walks start from Broseley Library car park, Bridgnorth Road, F12 5EL. This is a free car park with electric vehicle charging points.

Numbers for each walk are limited; to book your place please visit:

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Saturday 29th June
Madeley to Broseley 10:00 am

Transport will be arranged to Madeley then walk back to Broseley. Visit Madeley’s orchard then follow the Silkin Way to the Severn and cross the pedestrian bridge leading to the Boat pub. The door of this pub records flood levels over the years, an amazing record of the power of the river. Return to Broseley through beautiful Corbett’s Dingle.

Approximately 5 miles over footpaths and some paved sections, including crossing the B4373; children must be carefully supervised. Slopes, rough ground and muddy after rain; not suitable for push chairs. In total this walk may take up to 2.5 – 3 hours.

The Honeypot 10:00 am
This is a delightfully varied walk following some of the less well known paths around Broseley. After the Fiery Fields head off through wooded paths to the village of Willey. View the impressive Willey Estate offices, set in the tiny but picturesque village of Willey. Follow a quiet lane to Honeypot coppice and over fields past the deserted village of Darley. The last section passes close to the site of the Caughley China works that once produced some of the finest porcelain in England in the 18th century.

Approximately 5 miles over fields, footpaths and lanes, including a short stretch on the B4376 which can be busy, so care is needed. The route also crosses the B4373. Children must be carefully supervised. Slopes, rough ground and muddy after rain; not suitable for push chairs..

The Jitties 2:00 pm

A ramble through the maze of narrow paths around Broseley Wood. This walk will take you through a haphazard maze of cottages. These were originally built by squatter families who worked in the foundries and mines of the gorge. This walk showcases some of the unique industrial and social heritage of Broseley.

1.5 miles involving steps, slopes and narrow paths; suitable for the family but not push chairs.

Benthall Edge 2:00 pm

A walk through the beautiful woodland of Benthall Edge to the top of Patten’s Rock quarry where there are views to Ironbridge.  Continuing through the woods of the Edge there are more spectacular views across the gorge before returning past the impressive National Trust property of Benthall Hall. This is a very special walk, packed with a variety of countryside, industrial heritage and views; highly recommended if you want to see what makes Broseley so special.

4 miles on footpaths and short stretches of road. Steps, slopes, rough ground and muddy after rain; not suitable for push chairs.

Sunday 30th June

Broseley’s Green Walk 10:00 am

While remaining within a radius of half a mile of Broseley this walk visits a wide range a habitats. Starting with the Haycop Nature Reserve and then exploring former mining sites reclaimed by nature, now home to woodlands, wild flowers and varied wild life. Follow tracks that once carried coal, ironstone and clay to the bustling brick and tile works of the town, or were transported down to the River Severn. Broseley is very fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful countryside.

Approximately 3 miles with slopes and rough ground, muddy after rain and not suitable for push chairs. The route crosses the B4373 twice; children must be carefully supervised.

Much Wenlock to Broseley 10:00 am

Transport will be arranged to Much Wenlock and then the walk returns to Broseley following the Shropshire Way to Benthall Edge. Past Benthall Hall the walk heads towards the Jitties before returning along quieter and less well known paths.

8 miles including footpaths, tracks and quiet lanes; rough ground, muddy after rain and not suitable for push chairs. In total this walk may take up to 3 hours.

Historic Broseley 2:00 pm

A walk around the town of Broseley, taking in the town’s rich and varied architecture. See the impressive homes of iron masters as well as the more humble dwellings of their workers. The walk will include some of the statues made from iron salvaged from the decommissioned power station. Designed by Gerry Foxall, these sculptures reflect the rich mining and industrial heritage of Broseley, celebrating the town’s part in the Industrial Revolution.

2 mile ramble on pavements, with a few slopes and suitable for push chairs. Pavements in Broseley are often very narrow and sometime disappear; children must be carefully supervised.

Corbetts Dingle 2:00 pm

Corbett’s Dingle is an atmospheric gorge, with weathered sandstone creating beautiful surroundings. The walk continues towards Jackfield, past many industrial places of interest including Jackfield Tile museum, St Mary’s Church and the site of Salthouses village that was destroyed in the 1952 landslip. The walk returns through the lovely Monewood Valley and the Haycop Nature Reserve.

3.5 miles mostly on footpaths and short stretches of road, including crossing the B4373; childen must be supervised at all times. Slopes, rough ground, muddy after rain and not suitable for push chairs. Toilets half way at Maw’s Craft Centre.

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