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Leave the car at home, pull on your walking boots and hop on the train to discover some of the best walks in Shropshire that can be easily accessed by West Midlands Railway.

Shifnal Station to Ironbridge

Starting outside the station, this walk takes you through the little town of Shifnal, through the countryside and finishes in the historic town of Ironbridge. There are lots of things to do on the way. Take in the views from Lodge Hill, stop at the picturesque Coalport Canal and visit the famous Coalport China Museum!

Find the Shifnal to Ironbridge route here

For those looking for shorter walks from Shifnal station, this walk takes you to the lovely Lodge Hill, which offers incredible views over the countryside and Shifnal. Also, there are some lovely pubs not far from the station, much needed after a long walk!

You can find this walk and multiple others ranging from 3 – 6 miles here

From Wellington station to the top of the Wrekin

The Wrekin is one of Shropshire’s most familiar natural landmarks and a popular destination for locals and visitors! From the top, you can take in some of the best views of Shropshire. On a clear day, you can see 17 counties!

This walk takes you directly from Wellington station and is a 7-mile round trip. Find the route here


From Telford Station to Telford Town Park

Telford town park is just a 20 minute walk from Telford station and is perfect for a family day out. The 170 hectare park is home to two walking trails, a heritage trail and nature trail. So whether you want to explore the parks vast historical treasures or think of yourself as a budding botanist, you can find something for everyone’s taste and interest.

Find out more about the walks in Telford Town Park here


From Shrewsbury Station to the Quarry Park

The Quarry Park is a 14 minute walk through the town from Shrewsbury Station. 29-acre parkland, encircled by the majestic loop of the river Severn, The Quarry has been Shrewsbury’s most important site for recreation since the 16th Century. It still provides the perfect place to relax, enjoy walks, picnic, fish along the banks of the River Severn, or just let off steam.

At the heart of the Quarry lies the Dingle. A floral masterpiece cultivated by world renowned gardener Percy Thrower, who served as Parks Superintendent for 28 years. Its a delightful sunken garden landscaped with alpine borders, brilliant bedding plants, shrubbery and charming water features.

You can grab a coffee on your way to the quarry or there lovely pubs and restaurants in the town to refuel at before heading back to the station.

West Midlands Railway offer trains every hour from Birmingham New Street. All of which can take you to the stations mentioned. It’s the best eco-friendly and budget-friendly way to explore Shropshire, get back on track and book your tickets at: https://www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk/destinations/book-it


Winter sunrise from the Wrekin ❤️ 

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