All our walks are graded from dif_25 to dif_33 going from easy to hard, taking into account mileage, time, pace, ascent and terrain for each walk.

There are 20 places available for each walk and require pre-booking via Eventbrite. For further details and booking please CLICK HERE.

September 2022 Walks

We offer a great range of walks in terms of distance, terrain, pace, ascent and interest and through our Grading System described below, we hope that you are able to make the right choices.

Enjoying Our Walks and Ensuring Your Safety

Your Safety

Please take personal responsibility for ensuring that you are physically fit enough to take part in the walks that you have selected and that you have appropriate clothing and equipment.

For all walks, walking boots/shoes are essential

Carry sufficient water for the length of the walk

Carry both sun protection and wet weather protection

Take high energy snacks or, for longer walks, more substantial meals

Your safety is important to us and to ensure that you have the most enjoyable experience on our walks, please take note of the following guidance. 

In the interest of the safety of all our walkers, walk leaders will exercise their right to refuse to take walkers who are ill-equipped.

Timing

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the start of each walk. Walks will commence at the given time, and unfortunately, we are unable to wait for any late arrivals. 

Dogs

Due to the amount of livestock in the Gorge and surrounding areas dogs are NOT permitted on walks unless specifically marked with the symbol shown. DF  The walk leader may restrict the number at the start of the walk, if they consider it to be appropriate for the safety of other walkers. 

COVID-19

Any COVID-19 precautions will be taken in accordance with the current Government guidelines, therefore the committee may have to alter numbers and routes at short notice.  

Grading of Our Walks

▲  Walks for everyone, including people with conventional wheelchairs and pushchairs, using easy access paths.  Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.
Up to 4 miles/6.5 km at a slow pace on level ground.

 ▲▲  Walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit.  Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions.  Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.
Up to 8 miles/13 km at a leisurely pace on good paths and tracks. Low hills and/or undulating ground.

▲▲▲ Walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience.  May include unsurfaced rural paths and steps.  Walking boots/shoes and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.
Up to 10 miles/16 km at a leisurely pace with some ascent or over roughish ground.

▲▲▲▲ Walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness.  May include some steep paths and open country.  May be at a brisk pace.  Walking boots/shoes and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. Up to 12 miles/19 km moderately demanding with hills generally on tracks or paths at a moderate pace.

▲▲▲▲▲ Walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level.  May include hills and rough country.  May be at a brisk pace.  Walking boots/shoes and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.
Over 14 miles/23 km moderately demanding with hills generally on tracks or paths at a moderate pace.

Disclaimer: The organisers give no warranties, either express or implied, regarding the availability, suitability or safety of the walks described in this leaflet.  Participation in the walks will be entirely at your own risk.

Our nine walks this September, range from 4.5 to 20 miles. Five of these include the sections of The Shropshire Way as part of The Shropshire Way Festival. The other four walks together form the 70km challenge but are still available to book as individual walks!

Sun 18 Sept to  Sun 02 Oct 2022

We are very proud that we can offer our festival for free, due to the generosity of our supporters, the time and dedication of our volunteer committee, wonderful walk and co-walk leaders and the generosity of our walkers. If you would like to make a donation to the festival, you can now do so by bank transfer. Many thanks for your continued support.

Account Name: Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival           Sort Code: 08 – 92 - 99       Account No: 65514120


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