Wild Edric's Way

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Start: Church Stretton
Grid Ref: SO457934
Distance: 50 miles (80 km)
 
Climbing: 2,297 metres
Walk time: 22-26 hours
Days: 3-5

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: Wild Edric's Way is a waymarked long distance footpath running wholly within the county of Shropshire where it is set within the delightful Shropshire Hills. The path runs for 50 miles, most of it sharing the route of the Shropshire Way. The route runs from Church Stretton in the Shropshire Hills AONB to Ludlow. It is named for Eadric the Wild, an Anglo-Saxon magnate of the West Midlands who led English resistance to the Norman Conquest. He was active in revolt against the Normans during the years 1068-70. From Stretton Wild Edric's Way climbs up the Long Mynd and then across to Stiperstones before descending to Bishops Castle. Continuing by using both a medieval drovers' road, the Portway and Offa's Dyke Path the way reaches the quiet town of Clun where a visit to Norman Clun Castle is recommended before traversing the iron age hillfort at Bury Ditches and heading to Craven Arms and finally Ludlow, the centre of the Welsh Marches.


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