Known problems and diversions- Updated regularly
Added on 18th May Stage 7- St Georges
Due to recent heavy rain the steps up and down towards the cricket club in St Georges are very slippery, If you want to avoid these, turn left after crossing the bridge. Follow the tarmac footpath until the first road , Checkley Lane. Go down this road and take the second turn on the left , Cricketers Lane. At the end, turn right until a footpath sign , turn left then straight across the field to a stile. Cross the stile then turn right until you rejoin the route at the underpass, This is the green route on the map. (there are other alternatives with more road and less interest as you can see on the map.)
Added 12th April 2021 Stage 6 Oakengates - up to 12 weeks
A section of Route-6 within Oakengates - the footbridge that crosses the rail tracks between Station Fields and Hancocks Drive - will be closed for approximately 12-weeks from Monday 12th April.
The easiest & closest alternative route is to use the nearby footbridge that can be accessed through the railway station. The station is open so you would need to be mindful of the trains and passengers whilst accessing the platforms. When you come out of the station head for the road, turn right at the roundabout into Station Road then turn left to rejoin the T50 at the foot of Canongate. Follow the green route, not the existing red route, below.
Take care crossing Station Road.
Added 12th April 2021 Stage 1 Little Dawley - Ongoing
This is a photo from last year, but currently (April 2021) the trail is underwater again in Little Dawley. The easiest diversion is to follow the Ironbridge Way between the edge of Wide Waters and the crossing of the old railway line . Now there are other tracks on the ground and we originally avoided the IBW as the alternative is normally more scenic.