Get on your bike along the Mercian Way

Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Discover ancient woodland and the Severn Valley Railway cycling from the Wyre Forest to Bridgnorth and back again.

Along the way, discover the hidden heart of the country by exploring the Severn Valley as you've never seen it before. Walkers and cyclists can now enjoy some of Shropshire's most spectacular scenery by travelling to this newly-opened section of the National Cycle Network's Mercian Way.

Running from the ancient Wyre Forest near Bewdley through the award-winning Severn Valley Country Park at Alveley, the route not only covers quiet rural lanes it includes miles of off-road tracks that take the visitor into a lost world of unspoilt riverside, woods and meadows, far from main roads and the frenetic pace of everyday life. There are plenty of country pubs and village shops along the way, and family friendly attractions too. Called the Mercian Way after the former ancient Kingdom of Mercia, special cast-iron Anglo Saxon warriors stand guard as way-markers.

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Cycling along the Mercian Way, near BridgnorthCycling along the Mercian Way © Bridgnorth & District Tourist Association

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