Wild Edric’s Way

A walking holiday through the hills of Shropshire where Wild Edric fought the Normans.
Wild Edric’s Way

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Wild Edric was a Saxon who resisted the attempts of William the Conqueror 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.

Holiday Highlights

  • 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.

Testimonials

"Although Wild Edric's Way is no longer waymarked, I hope this walk remains in the catalogue in some form--it mostly follows the well-waymarked Shropshire Way anyway. This was truly the English version of "la France profonde," peaceful and unspoiled, with some true gems."
- Ms Gill. USA


Wild Edric’s Way

Church Stretton to Ludlow through the historically rich landscape of Shropshire.
Total Distance 52 miles (83 km)
Start and Finish Church Stretton to Ludlow
Availability 2nd January to 24th December
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Long Mynd Shropshire
Packhorse bridge at Clun Wild Edric’s Way
Stiperstones Shropshire
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
WEW1 5 nights, 4 days walking £425 per person More Information Book Online
WEW2 6 nights, 5 days walking £510 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, one of the following charges applies:
£30 per person / per night
£20 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
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.
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
WEW1-D 5 nights, 4 days walking £475 per person More Information Book Online
WEW2-D 6 nights, 5 days walking £570 per person More Information Book Online
£8 per dog / walking day
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, one of the following charges applies:
£30 per person / per night
£20 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£55 per person / per night
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.