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Best trails in Telford

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Looking for a great trail near Telford, Shropshire? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Dovedale National Nature Reserve or Lickey Hills Country Park. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Telford ranging from 2.8 to 12.6 miles and from 187 to 1,391 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Telford
Top trails (16)
#1 - The Wrekin
Wrekin Hill Fort
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
#2 - The Wrekin Hill Circular
Wrekin Hill Fort
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
If you like walking in the woods, with heart pumping, lung busting climbing all with a stunning vista as you crest the summit, then this is the walk for you. Be prepared for the trip down (no pun intended), it's steep and precarious.Show more
#3 - Wellington and The Wrekin
Wrekin Hill Fort
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
A circular walk connecting the historic east Shropshire market town of Wellington to The Wrekin, one of the Midlands most famous natural landmarks. The journey begins in the centre of medieval Wellington and explores The Ercall (the most northerly of the five hills of the Wrekin range) before following the main track to the summit of its iconic 1334-foot sibling. The trail leaves Wellington following the orange-coloured Buzzard signs indicating the new main route of the long-distance Shropshire Way footpath, which continues all the way to the summit of The Wrekin. Returning, the route detours through the town's Bowring Park and historic Market Square before arriving back at the railway station. ACCESS: The trail includes several climbs and descents throughout, most notably around The Ercall and The Wrekin itself and the total ascent is 681 metres. The unmade woodland paths can become seasonally boggy and wet in places. In many areas, walkers also share access with horse riders and cyclists. The trail is free from cattle and livestock, but involves sharing the road with traffic in Ercall Lane, Golf Links Lane and on the Wrekin Course. There is just one stile, at the southern entrance of the footpath around the Ercall Reservoirs. It contains a fence gap suitable for small to medium sized dogs, while larger dogs will need to climb over. There are staggered railings near the end of the footpath connecting Ercall Lane and Hampton Hill, and a small footbridge (suitable for single file passage) just past the entrance to the footpath into Ercall Woods from Golf Links Lane. Allow 4 hours. ADVICE: The heathland atop The Wrekin is a precious landscape that can be easily damaged. Please do not trample on the heather and bilberry and keep dogs on their leads during spring and early summer, when many ground-nesting birds are present. Similarly, the hillfort is a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) and visitors are encouraged not to walk on its ramparts. FACILITIES: The walk starts at Wellington rail station, where tourist information and maps of footpaths in the wider area are available. A cafe is situated on Platform Two and public toilets can be accessed with a key during booking office opening hours. Pay toilets are also located at the adjacent bus station, while free facilities can be found at Wellington Civic Centre in Larkin Way. The route also passes the Red Lion pub on Holyhead Road, while Wellington town centre is home to many catering establishments. A new visitor facility at the Halfway House on The Wrekin opened. Its opening hours are variable but can be checked week-to-week online by visiting: www.halfwayhouseonthewrekin.com Show more
#4 - The Wreckin Walk
Wrekin Hill Fort
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
#5 - Granville Country Park Trail
Telford, Shropshire, England
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h
A beautiful circular walk discovering the delightful nature and fascinating industrial heritage of Granville Country Park near Telford in Shropshire. This nature reserve is a sprawling network of copses, heaths, grasslands, pools, scrub, wet woodlands and oak capped mounds. Relics of former industrial activity, including furnaces and an old winding house, are now surrounded by woodland full of birds, while pit mounds of waste have been transformed into flower-rich grassland and heath. You will have chance to enjoy plenty of flora and fauna, expansive views and glimpses of old mines and furnaces that helped shape the country's industrial revolution. The walk includes several climbs and descents throughout and you will need to negotiate some kissing gates plus several long steep flights of woodland steps. Many of the woodland paths can get very muddy so good boots are required and wellingtons are recommended after periods of rain and in the wet winter months. A few of the paths are narrow and can get a little overgrown. Dogs are welcome in the country park and the area is a popular dog walking spot. One small section of the park is grazed by horses for conservation at some times of year. There are no toilets or other facilities in the park. Approximate time 2 hours. Show more
#6 - Wrekin and Ercall
Telford, Shropshire, England
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 6 h 52 m
#7 - Wrekin Hill Fort Circular Walk
Wrekin Hill Fort
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
#8 - The Woodbridge Inn and Ironbridge Circular Walk
Telford, Shropshire, England
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
A circular pub walk from the Woodbridge Inn in Coalport, Shropshire. The Woodbridge Inn is situated on the banks of the River Severn with a raised outside terrace and a sunny garden room both giving great views across the river. The walking route follows an old railway line through the supposed birthplace of the Industrial Revolution all the way to Ironbridge, crossing the famous Iron Bridge which dates from 1779. The return leg follows the gorge lane back through Coalport and then joins a section of the Silkin Way path for the final stretch. There are opportunities to visit some of the popular visitor attractions within the Ironbridge Gorge, including the Coalport China Museum, the Jackfield Tile Museum and the Iron Bridge Toll House. The walking route is relatively flat, with just a couple of short (but fairly steep) slopes. There are no stiles, just a couple of gates and a short flight of steps. The paths are a mixture of tarmac pavements, quiet lanes and a stone/gravel old railway line. The area is surrounded by woodland so leaf drop can make the paths a little muddy in winter but the mud is never deep. The return leg follows a long stretch of a narrow pavement alongside a fairly busy road. At a couple of points the narrow pavement disappears completely to accommodate properties which sit directly on the road, so take care of traffic here. If you would rather avoid the long stretch of pavement walking, you can simply retrace your steps from the outward leg instead. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours, plus extra time to visit any attractions. Show more
#9 - Wellington, New Works and Wrekin Forest
Telford, Shropshire, England
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
A circular walk connecting the historic market town of Wellington to the Wrekin Forest, part of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The journey begins in the centre of Wellington and passes through the ancient Short Wood before reaching the village of New Works, which began life as a squatters' settlement during the Industrial Revolution. The scars of heavy industry, both old and new, are all too apparent across this landscape but time and nature have softened many of the harder edges. That process can be viewed first hand as the trail passes the quarries of Maddocks Hill and The Ercall on its return to Wellington through the Limekiln Wood Local Nature Reserve. ACCESS: The route comprises mostly gentle gradients but includes a short steep climb in section five and a steady climb through Limekiln Wood in section seven. The total ascent of the entire walk is 328 metres. Most of the paths within the Wrekin Forest woodlands are unsurfaced and can become seasonally boggy and wet in places. On many of these local byways, walkers share access with horse riders and mountain bikers. In section five, between Limekiln Wood and New Works, the trail passes through open farmland where you may encounter cattle and livestock. You will need to negotiate five stiles (these are of variable quality and do not all have gaps for dogs), kissing gates and flights of steps. The woodlands of the Wrekin Forest contain many well-concealed bell pits and old mine workings. Consequently, walkers are encouraged not to stray too far from the footpath, especially in Short Wood and Limekiln Wood. Allow 3.5 hours. FACILITIES: Tourist information, a cafe and public toilets (which can only be accessed during booking office opening hours) are available at Wellington rail station. Pay toilets are located at the adjacent bus station on The Parade, while free facilities are available at Wellington Civic Centre in Larkin Way. Many cafes and restaurants can be found across Wellington town centre. Show more
#10 - Madeley Court and Telford
Telford, Shropshire, England
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 8 m
A circular walk from the historic Madeley Court Hotel though Stirchley, Dawley, and Hinkshay  to Telford Town Centre. An area rich in industrial archaeology.Show more
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