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White star-shaped flowers and broad, glossy leaves of wild garlic growing beneath the trees on either side of a woodland path at Wenlock Edge, Shropshire
Wild garlic growing at Wenlock Edge | © National Trust Images/PJ Howsam
Shropshire & Staffordshire

Lea Quarry walk at Wenlock Edge

Get a feel for the scale of the industrial quarrying which has characterised the landscape at Wenlock Edge on this invigorating circular ramble through the woodland.

Total steps: 4

Total steps: 4

Start point

Presthope car park

Step 1

Follow the pink waymarkers along the Lea Quarry Walk. Starting at the rear right-hand corner of the car park, take the surfaced path past the viewpoint overlooking Ape Dale. Continue straight on through the woods, along the crest up and down a short flights of steps. Keep following the path through the woods. When you come to a junction, continue straight and you'll emerge from the dense woodland.

Step 2

The path follows the remains of an old parish boundary, marked by the ruin of an old low wall before passing a viewpoint that looks through ancient woodland. 200m on turn left down the steep slope to Blakeway Coppice.

Step 3

Once you've gotten to the bottom of the slope, turn left onto the broad track between the trees. Continue along the footpath.

Step 4

At the path junction ahead, take the left path up the slope underneath the ancient Yew trees back to the car park.

End point

Presthope car park

Trail map

Map of Lea Quarry walk at Wenlock Edge, Shropshire
Map of Lea Quarry walk at Wenlock Edge | © National Trust

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A  sunset view, through trees, of the Wrekin and the Cheshire Vale from Wenlock Edge in Shropshire

Major's Leap walk 

Enjoy this circular walk, named after a local military legend, which runs along an old packhorse route and through woodland footpaths at Wenlock Edge.

DistanceMiles: 3.5 (km: 5.6)
View of gate and lane surrounded by green foliage at Blakeway hollow, Wenlock Edge in Shropshire.

Wenlock Edge Jenny Wind walk 

Go on an easy 2-mile circular walk through green lanes, passing remnants of Shropshire's industrial past including the Jenny Wind tramway. Look out for interesting plant species that thrive on limestone grasslands on the route.

DistanceMiles: 2.2 (km: 3.52)

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