2021 News

There is a page here for diversions and known problems.  We will endeavour to keep this completely current.  Please let us know of anything you think should be on there. 

 Relay News

We now have perpetual trophies for the open and mixed classes, these will be presented for Autumn 2020 as soon as is possible.

We have moved the dates for the Spring Relay back by a month to April to June, this is so that we can hopefully have groups of 6 outside which will cover the handovers. 

The new rules and team organisers' notes are on the relay page .

New for this year there are links to RunGo routes for each leg separately on the relay page

Earlier items- still relevant

Circular Walks

Spurred on by the Covid 19  restrictions we have made progress on circular walks based on the trail, there is still more work to be done but you can see our progress here.

New File store for the GPX files and new mapping

Spurred on by developing the circular walks we have made a file share available so that all the GPX files are in one place and there is no need to visit the OS site to download them.

Also we are trying RunGo to give turn by turn directions for the circular walks. These can, and will be, customised. So far it seems to be very good, it has a facility to reverse the route, would have saved hours of work last year. 

Water on the trail

We were told that there would definitely be a water fountain near Telford Town Centre visitor centre by Easter 2020. This is now on hold.There is a list of refill stations on or very near to the trail here 

Roll of Honour / Hall of Fame /Certificates

 If you have completed the trail, no matter how long it took you, and you would like to be listed on this page please contact us,  If you would like a certificate like the one pictured ,  please tell us  the date (or e.g. March- July 2019) , and anything special  like a charity you supported or your time.  We will email the certificate to you as a pdf. 


Guide Book Launch & Walk- July 27th 2019

We have launched the new 84-page guidebook to the trail, written by Anne Suffolk.  As well as the route description, the guidebook includes details of the history and the ecology 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.   To celebrate the launch, we held a rather wet  4-mile  circular walk, incorporating the start and end of the trail and Randlay Valley. The guide book is now available at the Town Park Visitor Centre , Seaton Sports, and Perry's Cycles in Wellington,  Greenfields Farm Shop, all the Ironbridge Museum Trust shops, Pengwern Books  in  Shrewsbury or by post (plus £2 for postage & packing) here  or on Ebay.   New: it is now in  Waterstones in Telford Town Centre 


Bus Services

There were significant changes to the Bus services in July 2018.  The  bus information on leaflets 1:2, 2, 4 and 5  is a bit out of date  but AFAIK the information here is correct.  We found the Arriva site confusing and the on-line planner doesn't seem to deal with the new  route 19 at all well. In September Wellington Walkers are Welcome showed that the whole trail could be walked in easy stages entirely by bus from Wellington. 

This site http://www.telfordpublictransport.co.uk/  seems to be up to date and accurate.

Flickr Group for the Trail

 There is now a Flickr Group with some great photos  https://www.flickr.com/groups/telfordt5050miletrail