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
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.
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.
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. 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.
Children (under 18)
Children are welcome on our walks, if accompanied by a parent, guardian or a responsible adult. This person will be responsible for the child in the event of an accident.
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 on this website. Participation in the walks will be entirely at your own risk.
Most car parks in the area are now either Pay and Display or ANPR charged. It is your responsibility to check your car park and pay as appropriate. The Sat Nav details listed for each walk are approximate; please ensure you leave enough time to locate suitable parking before the start of your walk.
OUR 2024 WALKS PROGRAMME COMING SOON
OUR 2024 WALKS PROGRAMME COMING SOON
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