3.3 of 5 (13 votes)

Buildwas-Ironbridge walk

A moderate walk (riverside) in Shropshire, England, about 16.90km (10.50 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 100m (328ft)
Descent 100m (328ft)
Max. Elevation 200m (656ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 200m (656ft)
Start & End
Distance 16.90km
Duration ~5:15h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 11 Jan 2012
Walk from Buildwas through Ironbridge and back again, visiting the bridge itself, the river, some towns and shops.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid SJ635047
Start of walk in Buildwas, walking along the river to Ironbridge. Some buses between Shrewsbury and Ironbridge-Telford stop at Buildwas.
OS Grid SJ672034
Follow the river to the town of Ironbridge on the river, with views across the hills.
About 3.86 km (~2.4 miles) from
OS Grid SJ709009
Walk down the river, round the bend to Hifnal then due west to come back on ourselves.
About 4.44 km (~2.76 miles) from
OS Grid SJ677015
Walk through a local farming town on way back to Buildwas.
About 3.26 km (~2.03 miles) from
OS Grid SJ644042
Abbey located on other side of river from Buildwas.
About 4.26 km (~2.65 miles) from
OS Grid SJ636047
Back at bus stop (Bridge Farm) after a moderate walk.
About 0.89 km (~0.55 miles) from

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