Guided Walk Books

The Trust has 3 fantastic walking books written by the late Mike Pooley.  Each book describes several fascinating guided walks, offering opportunities to explore in some detail the remarkable history of the area.  You are welcome to download a copy of the map and route of  each of the walks, just use the links below.

The books can be purchased direct from the Trust or are also available at the  Visitor Information Centre in Ironbridge or the Green Wood Cafe.

Benthall Edge in the Ironbridge Gorge is one of Shropshire’s finest ancient woodlands.  Today, it is a site of special scientific interest, with a rich ecology and a history of human involvement reaching back to medieval times.  This book describes 5 fascinating guided walks, offering opportunities to explore the history of the area, as well as the diversity of landscape, geology and wildlife associated with the woodland and its surroundings.

£3.99

To download the  Ironbridge to Patten’s Rock Quarry map click on the link

To download the Brosely Wood to Patten’s Rock Quarry click on the link

To download the Ironbridge to Red Pool Map click on the link

To download the Benthall Church to Spout Lane map click on the link

To download the Ironbridge to Workhouse Coppice map click on the link

This book describes 3 fascinating guided walks in Coalbrookdale in the Ironbridge Gorge.  They take in  the historic Sabbath or Workmen’s Walks, laid out more than two hundred years ago by the Quaker ironmaster Richard Reynolds, whilst also offering opportunities to explore the rich diversity of landscape, geology and wildlife associated with the woodlands.

£2.99

To download the Discovering Dale Coppice map click on the link

To download the Discovering Lincoln Hill map click on the link

To download the Discovering Oilhouse Coppice map click on the link

In the industrial heyday in the 19th century and early 20th century the two historic communities of Jackfield and Coalport in the Ironbridge Gorge became famous for the quality of the clay products they manufactured, particularly for their decorative tiles and fine bone china.

In this book you will find the story of people’s lives linked to the building and use of canals, including planes, tile making an d china making enterprises, as well as traditionally managed meadows with spectacular views across the Gorge and a delightful woodland at the eastern edge of the Gorge.

£3.99

To download the Jackfield Tile Museum to the Tuckies Map click on the link

To download the Coalport to the Silkin Way map click on the link

To download the Maws Craft Centre to the Memorial Bridge map click on the link

To download the Coalport Bridge to Sutton Wood map click on the link

To download the Maws Craft Centre to the Werps map click on the link