Coalbrookdale, Buildwas & Ironbridge (5.6 miles)

This walk begins at the Coalbrookdale Loamhole, a particularly attractive area with a fantastic aqueduct, pool and woodlands.  The group walked there in November 2013, and everyone enjoyed the scenery.  We'll also be appreciating some countryside, the River Severn, and the pretty Dale End Park.

www.severngorge.org.uk/pages/our-land/loamhole-and-lydebrook-dingles.php

www.ironbridgeguide.info/ironbridge_tour/tour_11.shtml


Notes

Parts of this walk will be hilly and very muddy.  You are advised to wear walking boots.  Also, you should either wear gaiters/overtrousers, or be prepared to put your trousers in the wash afterwards!

This walk is be unsuitable for dogs as it crosses farmland and we have to go over stiles.

Please also note that this is longer than our usual walks and so I've made the start time a little earlier.  The end time is only approximate.

Buildwas Lane is a steep down gradient with lots of mud and rocks.  If we take it slowly and wear good footwear, we should be ok.


Route

From the community centre we walk around the pool and go under the aqueduct, then follow the path along the Loamhole Brook.  At the top of the steps we turn right and continue to follow the brook until we hit the right of way across the fields past Leasowes Farm.  We follow Coalbrookdale Road over the bridge across the A4169, then we turn off to the left and follow a public footpath across fields which takes us to Buildwas Lane. 

We follow the pedestrian-only Buildwas lane down the hill, and eventually we hit the B4380 at Buildwas.  We take Buildwas Road towards Ironbridge, and then follow the Severn Way past Albert Edward Bridge.  

The Severn Way is impassable* around the power station, so at this point we will rejoin Buildwas Road.  

Our route takes us near to Cherry's Real Food Cafe (www.cherrysrealfood.co.uk), so we may decide to pop in for a coffee or a bite to eat; however this is subject to unanimous agreement.

We pass Dale End Park, then follow the pavement along Dale End/Dale Road/Wellington Road, which takes us back to the community centre.

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  • Emma

    Great afternoon thank you

    1 · June 14

  • Sylvie

    Yes Paul, it was quite an adventure indeed, but a pleasant one. Nice little group too. Thank you. Sylvie

    1 · June 14

  • Sylvie

    Yes Paul,

    June 14

  • Paul R.

    Well what an adventure! I quite enjoyed that, despite the fearsome nettles and the warm rain shower at the end!

    June 14

  • Tricia

    Sorry folks but I'm debilitated by hay fever. Don't think you'd enjoy witnessing the state of my nose today :( Have a lovely walk.

    June 14

  • jean f.

    Hi everyone, I have been to the hospital today for the echocardiogram, it wasn't too bad, the technician was very nice to me.
    I will get the results in about 8/10 days.
    Thank you all for your very kind messages of support.
    Jean Ford

    1 · June 5

    • Paul R.

      I am glad the test went OK for you Jean. Several people have asked me about your welfare, so you have many friends here. Let us know how you get on with your results.

      June 5

    • Ross L.

      Hi Jean, glad to hear that the tests were not too arduous... fingers crossed that it is the best news for you.

      1 · June 14

  • Ross L.

    Hi Paul, it looks like I may be able to come along if we will definitely be finished by 5:45... is this likely do you think? Cheers, Ross

    June 14

  • Paul R.

    The weather is supposed to be dry until tomorrow evening so I am hoping we will have a good walk. If there are any last minute problems call me on 07791 460171. Otherwise, I look forward to seeing you all!

    June 13

    • Paul R.

      I've just realised this is an afternoon walk! It looks like we will hit some showers, but that will just help to cool us down a bit.

      June 14

  • Estelle

    Enjoy the walk tomorrow. Sorry I can't join you on this one.

    June 13

    • Lou

      Shame Estelle, see you soon.

      June 13

    • Paul R.

      Thanks for letting us know

      June 13

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