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|The Woodbridge Inn and Coalport|
|Author: Pub Walker, Published: 17 Oct 2013||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 2 mile circular pub walk from the Woodbridge Inn in Coalport, Shropshire. (A 5 mile version of this walk, The Woodbridge Inn and Ironbridge, is also available on iFootpath). 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 along the southern banks of the River Severn before crossing into Coalport to join a section of the Silkin Way path for the final stretch. There is an opportunity to visit the Coalport China Museum should you wish. |
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. Approximate time 1 hour, plus extra time to visit any attractions.
Coalport is located within the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire. The walk starts and finishes from the Woodbridge Inn, just off Coalport Road on the southern side of Coalport Bridge. Approximate post code TF8 7JF. The pub has its own large car park, however during peak times this can be very busy, in which case please use the public pay and display car park at the China Museum on Coalport High Street. (From this car park, turn right along the High Street, then cross over Coalport Bridge to reach the pub on the left – about a 10 minute walk).
|Start to Jackfield Memorial Bridge|
Start point: 52.6149 lat, -2.4417 long
Leave the pub car park via the vehicle entrance and cross over the road with care to join the footpath opposite, the Severn Valley Way signed to Ironbridge. On the right you’ll also see a waymarker in the shape of a Saxon Warrior which marks this as part of the Mercian Way, a 230 mile long cycle path which runs from Salisbury to Chester. This path is so-named as it passes through what was once the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia. Pass through the kissing gate (or cross the horse hurdles) to join this wide surfaced track.
|Jackfield Memorial Bridge to End|
Start point: 52.6195 lat, -2.4541 long
For this shorter version of the walk, cross Jackfield Memorial Bridge passing over the River Severn, to reach the far side in Coalport.
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Nice stroll through the valley. Well maintained paths and well sign posted. Great dog friendly pub at the end!!
|By jersey2 on 09 Jun 2015|
Easy for young children. Fabulous pub.
|By gmcevoy on 30 Jul 2016|
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