Wild Edric’s Way
A walking holiday through the hills of Shropshire where Wild Eldric fought the Normans.
Wild Edric was a Saxon who resisted the attempts of William the Conquerer to tame the borderland between lowland England and mountainous Wales. This superb walk explores the varied and beautiful scenery of Shropshire's hill country where Wild Edric fought the Normans.
From Church Stretton Wild Edric's Way crosses the heathery plateau of the Long Mynd to the sleepy hamlet of Bridges. It follows the rock-strewn ridge of the Stiperstones past the Devil's Chair, where Edric appears when England is threatened, before descending to the attractive little town of Bishop's Castle. From here, the trail follows a medieval drovers' way and a superb section of Offa's Dyke to Clun, a charming little town dominated by its ruined Norman castle. The route then heads over the spectacular Iron Age hillfort of Bury Ditches to Craven Arms and Stokesay Castle, a unique fortified manor house, before following field and riverside paths to the historic town of Ludlow, the Capital of the Marches.
- Discovering the intriguing rock formations of The Devil’s Chair and Cranberry Rock.
- Exploring the history on the trail, from the Iron Age hill fort of Bury Ditches to the fairytale castle at Ludlow.
- Treading the land where Edric the Wild once roamed and fought the Normans.
Church Stretton to Ludlow through the historically rich landscape of Shropshire.
|Total Distance||52 miles (83 km)|
|Start and Finish||Church Stretton to Ludlow|
|Tour Code||Itinerary||Tour Price|
|WEW1||5 nights, 4 days walking||£350 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|WEW2||6 nights, 5 days walking||£420 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, the following charges apply:|
|Solo Walker Supplement:||£25 per person / per night|
|Single Supplement:||£12 per person / per night|
|You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops. For each extra night add £48 per person. All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.|
|The price that you pay includes accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour, maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.|