About the Festival

Welcome to our walking festival website, we hope you find the information you need. We offer 60 free walks in the beautiful surroundings of this unique UNESCO World Heritage site, traditionally starting on the first Saturday of the May Day Bank Holiday. Come and see the Iron Bridge in all its splendour and whether you join us for one walk or 9 walks, walking across it will always be a special moment.

The Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival Experience

A warm welcome.

60 free walks from 3 to 20 (ish) miles over a nine-day period.

Morning, afternoon and evening walks.

Dog friendly walks.

Friendly and experienced walk leaders who are passionate about walking and who love the area.

Medals for completing 25, 50 or 100 miles. To achieve a 25 mile medal, all you have to do is complete the distance over a minimum of 4 walks. For the 50 or 100 mile medals, you can achieve them in any way that suits you.

An opportunity to experience the beautiful landscape of the Gorge, learn about its industrial heritage and even climb The Wrekin, one of our famous Shropshire landmarks which offers a bird’s eye view of the Gorge.

A certificate and medals ceremony on the last day of the Festival.

Whether you are joining us for the first time or are one of our regular walkers, we look forward to seeing you at the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival and hope you enjoy the experience.


Cover Photo courtesy of @jasonalbutt
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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 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: 65514120000