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Wenlock Edge

Wenlock Edge

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Wenlock Edge

Wenlock Edge is a long wooded escarpment that runs from Craven Arms to the Wrekin in Shropshire. Whether you are walking the Edge in search of ancient fossils (reminders of its days as a tropical coral reef), to admire tranquil views of AE Housman’s “blue remembered hills”, or hoping to catch a glimpse of the ghost of the Leaping Major, you are sure to enjoy your visit.

Amid the frozen-in-time beauty of the countryside, you might find yourself inspired like composer Vaughan Williams or novelist Mary Webb before you. Then again, you might just drop by the picturesque Wenlock Inn for a quick pint of the local brew, and to attend a meeting of the longest-running storytelling club in England, Tales From The Edge.

Photo: Ben Ward.  Taken from on top of Wenlock Edge looking east.

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It is in the heart of Shropshire, home of the most complex and fascinating geology in the country. It is bosky and beautiful and absolutely wonderful. It has its own ghost, a military gent who took his horse over the edge at Major's Leap.

Ruth Hunt


It is the land of Mary Webb, red kites & hot air balloons leading from the "comfort" of England to the wilds of Wales.
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My nomination is the garden shed.

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