Wellington Shropshire

May walk - Ironbridge to Bridgnorth

Ironbridge to Bridgnorth Walk – May 2015

Our earlier walks were 3–4 miles in length and we all felt fit and able to do a longer walk for May, so we walked from Ironbridge to Bridgnorth, approx 9 miles. It was a long walk but were no steep hills as it was along the disused railway.

The weather was good for walking, sunny but not hot, and we kept on the track most of the way, only coming off it for a when we stopped to eat our lunch in fields overlooking the river.

Although we kept to the track it was a colourful route, passing fields full of bright yellow rapeseed blossom, hedgerows full of blue-flowered comfrey, white airy blossom of cow parsley, and banks of fragrant wild garlic flowers.

We encountered donkeys, sheep, goats, swans and various small unidentified creatures that scuttled out of our way before we could see them clearly!

Towards the end of the walk we joined the footpath between the river and the golf course and ended the walk in Low Town. We were glad of a rest with coffee (and, of course, cakes) to pass the time until the bus came, to take us back to Ironbridge.

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