Cycle through a World Heritage Site

Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire

Cycling enthusiasts of all abilities enjoy traffic-free rides and gradients of less than 2% on this 2.5-hour cycle route from Telford to Ironbridge.

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Starting at the Bicycle Hub in Telford Town Park where you can hire bikes, warm up with a gentle ride around the park’s hidden tracks.

From here, take the National Cycle Route 55 through woodland adjacent to the railway towards the Gorge until you arrive in Coalbrookdale right next to the towering railway viaduct where the Industrial Revolution began.

A super descent into takes you past the Merrythought Teddy Bear Factory, there since 1930, and along the Wharfage with quaint, old-world shops and eateries, until you arrive at the Iron Bridge itself. Imagine having to pay a toll to walk your bicycle across the bridge in days prior to the Second World War!

From here take NCN45 along the Severn Valley Railway line towards Jackfield, past the Tile Museum and Maws Craft Centre onto NCN55, back over the river to the Bicycle Hub in the park.

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