Walks with troubadours, steam trains, pubs, bridges and coracles all feature in this year’s Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival.
This year’s festival will offer visitors nine days of free walks, from short three mile strolls, to epic 20 mile adventures. The event begins on Saturday 4th May with walks featuring the chance to have a go in a traditional coracle, and go back in time with Telford Steam Railway.
On the Sunday, there will be walks including a 20 mile journey through the gorge, a woodland photo trail walk, and a walk along the river with music from a local musician.
On the bank holiday Monday, there will be a walk taking in the limekilns, a walk celebrating the local Morris dancing tradition, and a pub walk taking in the hostelries of the industrial era.
Throughout the rest of the festival there will be walks taking in the hidden gardens of the gorge, the mining legacy of the area and some of the spectacular views.
When: 4th – 12th May 2019
Where: In and around the Ironbridge Gorge area, Shropshire
£: All walks are free but booking is advised
More info: www.ironbridgewalking.co.uk