Shropshire Way
Walking Holiday in
The Midlands of England
from Shrewsbury to Ludlow
in 8 days
7 nights and 6 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Shropshire Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Shropshire Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Shropshire Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Shropshire Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Our section of the Shropshire Way is a 60 mile walking route through the heart of Shropshire from Shrewsbury to Ludlow.

Shropshire Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

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 Shropshire Way Walking Holiday
in Shropshire in England’s Midlands
from Shrewsbury to Ludlow
via The River Severn, Bishops Castle, Linley Hill, Offas Dyke Path, Clun Castle, Stokesay Castle and Ludlow

The Shropshire Way walking holiday from Shrewsbury to Ludlow is a 60 mile waymarked trail through the unspoilt countryside of Shropshire in England’s Midlands.
This walking trail is a great introduction to long-distance walking holidays and is suitable for every level of walking ability.
This area is full of history with its many castles, fine traditional timber framed houses and historic towns and villages.

The route can be walked in either direction and for those looking for a longer walking holiday the Shropshire Way walking holiday can be linked to a walking holiday on Offas Dyke Path or the Severn Way.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Shropshire Way Walking Holiday
Shrewsbury to Ludlow
Suggested Tour Duration
:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
60 miles/96 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/11.5 miles/11/18.5kms
Average Daily distance:
10 miles/16kms
Grading:
Easy to Moderate
Features:
The River Severn
Shrewsbury
Castles
Timber Framed Buildings
Bishops Castle
Ludlow
This path connects with:
Offas Dyke Path
Severn Way

 Shropshire Way Walking Holiday
in Shropshire in England’s Midlands
from Shrewsbury to Ludlow
in 8 days
7 nights and 6 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Shropshire Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 1: Arrive at Shrewsbury
To start your walking holiday on The Shropshire Way walking trail you make your own way to Shrewsbury. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday in Englands Midlands. The Shropshire Way connects with the Severn Way in Shrewsbury.

Day 2: Shrewsbury to Pulverbatch         7 miles/11 kms
The Shropshire Way leaves Shrewsbury via the Kingsland Bridge over the River Severn. Walking on via Lyn Hill (only 170m above sea level) offers views of the Wrekin and the hills of the Welsh border.  Continuing on through undulating pastures and farmland you soon reach the Pulverbatch area for your overnight stop.

Shropshire Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Shropshire Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 3: Pulverbatch to Bridges                  8 miles/13kms
On leaving Pulverbatch the Shropshire Way makes its way via small woods and rolling farmland and then along Darnford Brook before reaching Bridges and the end of todays walk.

Day 4: Bridges to Bishops Castle     11.5 miles/18.5 kms
As you leave Bridges the Shropshire Way soon reaches the Jagged outcrop of Devil’s Chair and a heather ridge known as the Stiperstones.  The path then contuines via Linley Hill  before reaching the pretty historic town of Bishops Castle with its fine selection of interesting architecture.

Shropshire Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Shropshire Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 5: Bishops Castle to Clun                11 miles/18 kms
Leaving Bishops Castle with its fine selection of Georgian and Tudor half timbered houses and a selection of interesting shops and inn, the Shropshire Way skirts the edge of Colebatch Hill offering good views of the surrounding countryside. The walking trail joins the Offas Dyke Path at Churchtown for a short distance. Todays walk ends in the interesting town of Clun on the banks of the River Unk. The town also has an interesting castle and bridge.

Day 6: Clun to Craven Arms                 11 miles/18kms   
Leaving Clun your walking holiday takes you through the Walcot Wood and the remains  of Iron Age Fort of Bury Ditches dating back to 500BC. The Shropshire Way crosses the River Kemp at Kempton. Todays walk ends in the interesting town of Craven Arms with its selection of shops and resturants.  The interesting Stockesay Castle stands on the edge of the town.

Shropshire Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Shropshire Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 7: Craven Arms to Ludlow                 11 miles/18 kms
The Shropshire Way leaves Craven Arms via Stockesay Castle and Estate. The walking trail passes through the village of Whittytree and Bromfield before reaching the fine town of Ludlow with its stunning castle and interesting selection shops, resturants and inns.  This town as decribed by the poet laureaten  John Betjeman ” the loveliest town in England “

Day 8: Depart after breakfast
or spend some time exploring the area. We can assist with transfers to car or station.

Shropshire Way Walking Holiday
8 day
itinerary
 from Shrewsbury to Ludlow
6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: arrive Shrewsbury
Day 2: Shrewsbury to Pulverbatch         7 miles/11kms
Day 3: Pulverbatch to Bridges                8 miles/13kms
Day 4: Bridges to Bishops Castle        11.5 miles/18.5kms
Day 5: Bishops Castle to Clun                11 miles/18kms
Day 6: Clun to Craven Arms                 11.5 miles/18.5kms
Day 7: Craven Arms to Ludlow               11 miles/18kms
Day 8: depart Ludlow

£595pp
dbl/twin

£833pp
single occ

£938pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £55 per person depending on location

What’s included
in your Shropshire Way Walking Holiday
in The Midlands of England

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map
  • guide book to Shropshire Way

Optional Extras
for your Shropshire Way Walking Holiday in The Midlands of England

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your Shropshire Way Walking Holiday in The Midlands of England

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Shropshire Way Walking Holiday: How to get there:

  • By Plane  to Liverpool, Birmingham or Manchester, where we can arrange transfer to the starting point of your Shropshire Way walking holiday
  • By Car to the starting point of your Shropshire Way walking holiday where parking is available
  • By Train or Bus to Shrewsbury or Ludlow the starting point of your Shropshire Way walking holiday

Our section of the Shropshire Way is a 60 mile walking route through the heart of Shropshire from Shrewsbury to Ludlow.

Shropshire Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking