I have just been starting the process of organising a 17 mile walking and running event along the length of Wenlock Edge, starting in Craven Arms and finishing in Much Wenlock. The date has been set for Sunday October 23rd.
Its a beautiful route with only a few steep climbs, the Southern part of the route stays high up on the crest firstly amongst the trees before following field edges with lovely views. After passing Wilderhope Manor the route descends to the foot of the Edge to follow the dis-used railway line before rising up through the woods of Blakeway Hollow, leaving only 3/4 mile descent to the finish at the National Trust car park on the outskirts of the town.
It is anticipated that participants will be bussed from Much Wenlock to Craven Arms so that they can make their way back without having to leave a car at both ends. There will be water stations en-route and hopefully some warm food at the end for all participants. Obviously there will have to be a charge for the event but hopefully we can keep it as low as possible.
Booking details will follow shortly, there are a few things to sort out first!