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2 steep hills
15 January 2017
Don’t forget to:
“Seek the Sheep”
Along the walk look out for where sheep is, put your teddy there, take a photograph and email it to us so we can link it to this walk.
Clue – not Iron Bridge
Walking in Shropshire
Park in the pay and display car park at the Wharfage. With the car park behind you turn right and walk along the pavement heading in the direction of Iron Bridge. Go past the Iron Bridge. At the island go second left up Madeley Road.
Climb the hill until you reach Belmont Road on the left. Turn left here and walk along Belmont Road. You will come to a pub on the right called the Crown Inn. When we walked past there were works taking place. We are not sure whether the pub will stay or is being knocked down. After this on the left is a house called the Nutshell, No 53, there is a public footpath sign, left, go down here. When you get to the wall, turn right. At the road, turn left. Eventually you will reach the island, this time, it is second left, not up the hill, but straight on with the River on your right.
Walk straight on until you get to the newish bridge. Cross the bridge, then turn right. Walk up the hill, over a bridge which goes over a footpath and a few paces after the bridge, take the steps down to the footpath. Turn left.
Follow the path until you reach a car park. Go through the car park and turn right to go over the Iron Bridge. Just before you go over the bridge, look to the right and you will see a statue, a man in armour, watching over you!
Cross the Iron Bridge, then turn left and after a short distance you will see the White Hart pub on your right. Have your glass of wine in here. After your drink you will have to turn right out of the pub and back to the car park.
The pub is a typical country-style pub, dogs are allowed. It is a lovely setting with the River as the backdrop. You can sit outside in the summer. Staff are friendly too. There is a warm roaring fire in the winter.