This is not a difficult or steep route but it is longer than we usually do - approximately 7 miles. Some sections are extremely muddy. So, walking boots are recommended.
We will be taking a break at the abbey, so the walk should finish around 1pm.
Granville Country park is a 60 acre (24 hectare) park on the fringe of Telford. It has lots of industrial history. Nowadays it has pleasant pools, countryside, woodland and wildlife.
Lilleshall Monument was erected in 1833 in memory of the Duke of Sutherland. It affords spectacular views over the North West of Telford.
Lilleshall Abbey is a ruined medieval English Heritage site which is free to visit.
From the car park we go over the Top Of the World, then follow the path along to Muxton Lane. We turn off the lane along a public footpath that takes us to Lilleshall. We ascend the hill and go over the monument, then go past the school and church. Our route then takes us across country to the abbey.
After the abbey, we follow Lilyhurst Road, Lodge Lane and Granville Road behind the golf course, which takes us back to Granville Country Park. After a diversion around the old canal area, we return to the car park.