The Telford T50 50 Mile Trail was created to celebrate the new town's 50th anniversary in 2018.
A new trail to showcase the many beautiful green spaces, interesting places and industrial heritage that make Telford special.
Telford T50 50 Mile Trail: Linking Communities and Green Spaces
The 2018 Telford T50 50 Mile Trail goes through the major open spaces in Telford. It links together parks, woods, pools, nature reserves and open countryside with the World Heritage Site of the Severn Gorge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and the many new and historic towns and villages that make up Telford.
Starting and finishing in the award winning Telford Town Park , it is bounded by Ironbridge in the South, The Wrekin in the West, Lilleshall Hill in the North and Granville Country Park to the East. The Trail is designed to make it easy to walk from any place in Telford with easy access points from estates and bus routes.
Latest review: "I thoroughly enjoyed it, loving the way it joined local historical sites into a coherent whole via some paths and routes I didn't know existed. On the whole its accessibility to bus routes was also a bonus. Above all it is long enough to be challenging but short enough to be easily doable". Tricia
"It took me to places I hadn't heard of or been to before - its brilliant. The bright pink way makers are easy to spot & you can dip in & out at certain points" Emma
"I had no idea that Telford contained so many nature reserves, pools and paths: a traffic free network round the town. I don't know why I have never visited Granville Country Park before but I shall be going back. I didn't even know there was a ruined Norman chapel right in the middle of the Town Park". Janet
"What a wonderful legacy to leave as part of the Telford 50th Anniversary Celebrations. Looking forward to worGreat to see so many different types of historical interests. Very varied terrain and lots of photographic opportunities. Completed anti-clockwise in sections over 6 days between Sep-Nov 2018. Thoroughly enjoyed the Trail. Plan to walk clockwise in sections sometime during 2019. Well done to everyone involved. Derek
"What a wonderful legacy to leave as part of the Telford 50th Anniversary Celebrations. Looking forward to working my way around it and meeting the many visitors and locals that it will attract" Paul
Guide Book Available Now
We launched the 84-page guidebook to the trail, in July 2019. Written by Anne Suffolk, as well as the route description, the guidebook includes details of the history and the ecology to be seen along the trail. All this for just £5.00. The book was launched by Cllr Carolyn Healy, Telford & Wrekin Council's Cabinet Member for Visitor Economy & The World Heritage Site, in the foyer of Southwater library at 10.30 am on July 27th. The guide book is now available at the Town Park Visitor Centre, Waterstones in Telford Town Centre,and other outlets, or by post plus £2 for postage & packing here or on Ebay.
The Telford T50 50 Mile Trail was developed by a team of volunteers from Wellington Walkers are Welcome, Telford and East Shropshire Ramblers, Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival, Marches Long Distance Walkers Association and Walking for Health Telford & Wrekin.
Grants from Telford Council’s 50thAnniversary Legacy Fund and from EnviroGrant, run by Veolia working in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council, as part of the Pride in Our Community programme, enabled the route to be waymarked and supported.