Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival
  • Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
  • Saturday 5th May - Until Sunday 13th May
Now in its 13th year, the annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival, 5 - 13 May, is offering 53 free walks, making it probably the biggest in the West Midlands and one of the best in the country.

The Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival offers varied and rewarding walks in and around Telford’s stunning Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, where the Industrial Revolution began over 300 years ago. 

From challenging all day hikes for the brave hearted, to family friendly trails and short informative walks, this year’s festival promises to have something to whet the appetite of all ages and abilities. And with the area’s Walkers are Welcome status a warm welcome is guaranteed.

The programme of over 50 graded outings is split into two parts; themed walks that are mostly under five miles, and long hikes, which are more suitable for regular and experienced walkers.  

All walks are free however pre-booking is essential as numbers are limited; well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome on some walks but please check before booking.  

To reserve a place or request a copy of the programme contact the Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre by email at or call 01952 433 424

For more details about the walks visit or email

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