Book OnlineWild Edric's Way
Total distance: 52 miles (83 km)
Duration: 6 nights, 5 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 7 miles (11 km)
Maximum daily distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Season: 1st January - 31st December
Start of holiday: Church Stretton
End of holiday: Ludlow
Day 1: Travel to Church Stretton where your first nights accommodation has been booked
Day 2: Church Stretton to Bridges. 7 miles (11km)
Day 3: Bridges to Bishop's Castle. 12 miles (19km)
Day 4: Bishop's Castle to Clun. 12 miles (19km)
Day 5: Clun to Craven Arms. 11 miles (18km)
Day 6: Craven Arms to Ludlow. 10 miles (16km)
Day 7: Depart from Ludlow after breakfast
The itinerary above shows our preferred overnight stops, but if accommodation is not available at any one of these locations, we may alter the itinerary slightly.
Extra nights / rest days
Rest days along the trail provide the opportunity to explore some of the fascinating little towns along the trail.
Bishop's Castle, with its interesting little shops, the House on Crutches Museum of Shropshire Town and Country Life, the Rail and Transport Museum and the Three Tuns Brewery Museum, is a popular choice.
If you are seeking peace and quiet then consider the attractive little town of Clun.
Ludlow, with its superb castle and medieval streets crammed with historic buildings, is another good choice.
- 6 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms with private bathrooms (where available) in selected hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail.
- Breakfast each day.
- Door to door luggage transfer.
- Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook describing the trail.
- An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night, town plans, information about facilities and places of interest along the trail and a kit list.
- Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.
- Emergency assistance.
Travel InformationDetailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you on booking. A summary is given below.
Most convenient major city and International airport: Birmingham International Airport. 2 hours 21 minutes to Church Stretton Railway Station via Shrewsbury.
Outward journey from London to Church Stretton: Train from London Euston to Church Stretton (3 hours 25 minutes).
Return journey to London at the end of the holiday: Train to London Paddington (3 hours 27 minutes).
Return journey to Birmingham International Airport at the end of the holiday: 2 hours 23 minutes from Ludlow railway station to Birmingham International.
It is very easy to travel to the start (and return home from the end) of the holiday using public transport. Please click here for more information.
Click here for a summary of monthly average temperatures and rainfall for this trail.