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Mon, 08 May



Telford Coronation Walks - Launch Event

This 4.5 mile walk celebrates the project to create 23 new waymarked routes throughout Telford. Sutton Hill was chosen for the launch walk due to its proximity to the Monarch's Way and the Kings barn in Madley. Leader: Anne Suffolk.

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Telford Coronation Walks - Launch Event
Telford Coronation Walks - Launch Event

Time & Location

08 May 2023, 10:30 – 13:30

Telford, 104-106 Southgate, Telford TF7 4HG, UK


About The Event

Why choose Sutton Hill? Well the present monarch’s namesake King Charles II once had to flee for his life over what is now Sutton Hill housing estates and golf course. After his defeat at the battle of Worcester in the Civil War he wanted to cross the Severn to escape to a Welsh port. Disguised as a labourer and coached to speak with a Shropshire accent, he intended to use a ferry near Coalport. Arriving in Madeley he was forced to hide during the day in a barn when he found  the town and river heavily guarded by Cromwell’s forces. At night fall he retraced his steps back towards Boscobel where he hid in the famous oak tree, before heading south to sail to exile in France. The circular walk retraces his flight across Sutton Hill to the barn in Madeley and back. The very scenic route follows public rights of way, including part of the Silkin Way,. It passes the Hay Incline to the viewpoint at the top of the Ironbridge Gorge,  goes though a pretty wood and then around part of the edge of the golf course.


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