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Horseshoe motif with horse and riderJack Mytton Way

117 km / 73 miles

From the northern edge of Wyre Forest, the Way follows a disused railway to Highley and the Severn Valley and goes across rolling farmland to Much Wenlock where it then follows the escarpment of Wenlock Edge, to cross Ape Dale and descend to Church Stretton. It climbs to the Long Mynd via the Cardingmill Valley, to reach Plowden and Clun Forest. It runs for a stretch alongside Offa's Dyke before finishing on the Shropshire/Powys border. An additional section from Detton Hall heads across to Rushbury, where it rejoins with the main route and a return on this makes a circa-25 mile circuit.

Down-loadable route description available from the web link below.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Horseshoe motif with horse and rider Waymark: Horseshoe motif with horse and rider
Attributes: Former Railway; Horse Ride (Multi User); Moorland
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Web Sites: Shropshire CC - Jack Mytton Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet: Jack Mytton Way: Shropshire's Long Distance Bridleway (Shropshire County Council - 2004)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 127137138148
OS Landranger Active: 127137138148
OS Explorer: 201203216217218242
OS Explorer Active: 201203216217218242

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Bunk House: Big Mose Basecamp 3 Km 22 Km
Hotels: The Bear Inn  (bookable online) 3 Km 36 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ironbridge - Coalport YHA, Coalport, Telford, Shropshire 4 Km 45 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ironbridge - Coalbrookdale YHA, Coalbrookdale, Telford 3 Km 47 Km
Bunk House: Stokes Barn Bunkhouse, Newtown Farm, Much Wenlock < 1 Km 52 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Wilderhope Manor YHA, Longville in the Dale, Shropshire < 1 Km 63 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ragleth House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 77 Km
Bunk House: All Stretton Bunkhouse, Batch Valley, All Stretton 1 Km 77 Km
Bunk House: Womerton Farm Bunkhouse, Church Stretton, Shropshire 3 Km 79 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Bridges Long Mynd YHA, Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury, Shropshire 3 Km 82 Km
Bunk House: Foxholes Castle Bunkhouse, Montgomery Road, Bishops Castle 4 Km 97 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Clun Mill YHA, Craven Arms, Shropshire < 1 Km 104 Km
B & B Accommodation: Offa Dyke House  (bookable online) 5 Km 116 Km
Self-catering: Rose Cottage  (bookable online) 4 Km 117 Km

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Connected Paths:

Path Highlights: Jack Mytton Way Highlights
National Trails (England & Wales): Offa's Dyke Path National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Severn Way; Shropshire Way Route 10 - Craven Arms To Wilderhope; Shropshire Way Route 11 - Links to Severn Way; Shropshire Way Route 7 - Wilderhope to Church Stretton; Shropshire Way Route 8 - Church Stretton to Bridges; Shropshire Way South Circular Route
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Other Paths: bc ring; Birmingham and Aberystwyth Walk; Blue Remembered Hills Bridleway; Elan Valley Way; Geopark Way; Great English Walk; Hope House Way; Humphrey Kynaston Way; Macmillan Way - Cross Britain Way; Radnor Forest Ride; Sabrina Way; Shropshire Cakes and Ale Trail; Shropshire Peaks Walk; Simon Evans Way; Teme Valley Walk; Teme Valley Way; Wild Edric's Way
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Anytime Challenges: Applecake Hill 20; Crooked Spire Walk


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Route Profile:

112.9 Km (70.2 miles)
2,515 m (8,251 ft) ascent
512 m (1,680 ft)  maximum height