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Wild Edric's Way Walking Holiday

Wild Edrics walking holiday - Wheely Wonderful Cycling

A fantastic way to see the best of South Shropshire. The walking holiday starts at Church Stretton, crossing the Long Mynd and dropping down to the River Onny at Bridges. The next day cross the Stiperstones and onto Bishop’s Castle. Follow a medieval drovers road and a superb section of Offa’s Dyke to Clun - the perfect border village, with two pubs, a castle & a teashop. From Clun you walk over the Iron Age hill fort of Bury Ditches down to one of Britain’s most beautiful castles at Stokesay. Your last day of your holiday follows the River Onny to finish in the medieval town of Ludlow.

Ludlow has lots of very good restaurants (two with Michelin stars), and a very dramatic castle – its the ideal place to spend your last night and celebrate the end of the walk.

Walk Description. Easy to moderate walking. With some steeper sections across the Long Mynd and Offa’s Dyke. The Shropshire Way has been upgraded over the last two years and now runs along the same route as Wild Edric’s Way. The Trail is well signposted and kept in good condition throughout the year. Total 49 miles (79 km).

Day 1. Church Stretton to Bridges. 6 miles (10 km).  Arrive at Petchfield farm by 11am. Transport to Church Stretton to start the walk.  Church Stretton is a quiet town at the foot of the Long Mynd.  You walk up the National Trust Carding Mill Valley and over the Long Mynd.  At the top is the ancient Portway - a trading route that has been in use for over 4000 years. You drop down to Bridges and the welcome sight of the Bridges Inn, where you are collected and taken to Bishops Castle. A great place to stay; a traditional border market town, with plenty of pubs, cafes and two breweries.

Day 2. Bridges to Bishops Castle.12 miles (19 km). Return to Bridges. Today's walk, takes you across the dramatic rocks of the Stiperstones, including the Devils Chair.  Then down into the Onny and Camlad valleys to Bishops Castle, for your second night's stay in Bishops Castle.

Day 3. Bishops Castle to Clun. 11 miles (18 km). Follow the ancient track ways of the Kerry Ridgeway and Offa’s Dyke, until you descend into the Clun Valley. Staying overnight in Clun, the perfect border village, with two pubs, a castle & a teashop.

Day 4. Clun to Stokesay. 11 miles (18 km). From Clun, you go through woodland and forest to the Iron Age hill fort at Bury Ditches, then on to one of Britain’s most beautiful castles at Stokesay. Stokesay Castle, managed by English Heritage, is a fortified medieval manor dating back to the 11th century. The castle also has a great tearoom to finish the day.

Day 5. Stokesay to Ludlow. 9 miles (14 km). Your last walking day.  You follow the River Onny & Teme south to Ludlow, through pastureland, woodland and a grand country estate.  Ludlow is a medieval fortified town with a magnificent Norman castle.

Day 6. Ludlow to Petchfield Farm. Time to explore Ludlow.  We arrange to pick you up at a time convenient to you & take you back to Petchfield Farm to collect your car & luggage.

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This holiday includes:

Five day walking tour (sixth day in Ludlow) with five nights b&b accommodation

• Transport to the beginning and end of the walk.

• Luggage transport to each day’s destination and back up service.

• Ordnance Survey maps and detailed route guides.

• Comprehensive holiday information pack

• Full emergency back up service

• Safe parking at Petchfield Farm

• See frequently asked questions to check out all the details and help plan your holiday

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Week: 6 days, 5 nights
Grade: Moderate
Start: Any day
Mileage: Total 49 miles
Contact: 01568 770755

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