Cyclists and Horse Riders
The landscape which is managed by the Trust in the Ironbridge Gorge has 16 miles of woodland footpaths for walkers which are NOT suitable for cyclists due to the instability of the landscape, ecology and geology of the area.
However, cyclists are welcome to use the Bridleways of which there are several within Ironbridge. See below.
Additionally, the multi-user tracks such as the Severn Valley Way (Preenseddy to the Cooling Towers) and the Silkin Way are ideal off-road tracks.
Try this 8m (approx) circular: from the Iron Bridge, left towards Buildwas, just after Dale End car park, turn right up Station Road (past Green Wood Centre) to end and at T junction turn right onto Darby Road under the viaduct. Cross over at main road to Rough Park Way (past Woodside Orchard). Continue along track through Oilhoue Coppice and Rough Park towards Telford to join the Silkin Way. Follow track down past Blists Hill and Coalport to end of track, then bear left and over Coalport bridge (at Woodbridge Inn), turn right onto Severn Valley Way past Preenseddy picnic site and along to Maws Craft Centre, continue towards Ironbridge negotiating the stabilsation works at Jackfield and return along Severn Valley Way to the Iron Bridge.
Click here for the Walking and Cycling map of Telford and Wrekin.
The NEW Route 65 along the Severn Valley Way runs from the entrance near the Toll House next to The Iron Bridge to the track end of about 1 mile and carries on through gates bearing left then right and into Benthall woodlands past the Cooling Towers towards Buildwas.
Gates have been installed to guide multi-users along the correct routes. The surface along the whole of the Severn Valley Way is to upgraded once the stabilisation has been completed at Jackfield.
Additionally, there are other bridleways within the Severn Gorge for horse riders to enjoy.
Please contact the Telford Bridleways Association for more information.