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About the Festival 

Welcome to our walking festival website, we hope you find all the information you need within it. We offer over 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 Walking Festival Experience 

We like to think we offer more than just walks, we offer an experience which incudes

- A warm and friendly welcome

- Over 60 free walks from 3 to 21 (ish) miles over a nine-day period

- Morning, afternoon and evening walks

- Walks up to 10 miles where children and young people aged under 18 are welcome unless otherwise stated, if accompanied by an adult with parental responsibility. For longer distances, please contact us to discuss.  

- Dog friendly walks 

- Themed walks exploring some of the features of the industrial landscape and history of the Gorge

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

- Medals for completing 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles, over 3 or more walks, during the 9 days. 

- Walks are planned so that you can achieve any of the distance medals over the two weekends of the Festival, including Bank Holiday Monday.

-The Cartman Challenge Medal for those completing 150 miles or over during the Festival. 

- 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 for every walker and a medals ceremony on the last day of the Festival at the All Nations Inn from 4.30pm. 

- If you can’t collect your medal on the last day, they will be available for collection from the All Nations after the event.

- For our walkers, who aren’t local to Shropshire, we can post them out, just contact us via email with your full address. A small donation would be appreciated to cover postal costs which you can do below via bank transfer or give your donation to one of our walk leaders who will have collection tins available.

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.

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