Wild Edrics' Way Walking holiday

Walking holiday on Wild Edric's Way (also known as Shropshire Way)

Wild Edric’s Way takes in some of the finest Shropshire landscapes, beginning at Church Stretton, and crossing the grouse moors of the Long Mynd and ending five days later in the medieval town of Ludlow.

Named after one of the borderland overlords.  ‘Edric the Wild’ was a Saxon nobleman who owned the manors of Clun and Stokesay.  After the Battle of Hastings he joined up with the Welsh Princes to capture Hereford & besiege Shrewsbury Castle.  King William  ordered Ralph de Mortimer(see Mortimer Trail) to deal with Wild Edric… but no one knows what happened to him.  However the local legends say Wild Edric & his followers were supposed to have been imprisoned in the Lead mines beneath the Stiperstones(on the trail). And they emerge on horseback whenever England is in danger!

* Walk starts at Church Stretton

* Follow a medieval drovers’ road and a superb section of Offa’s Dyke

* Bishops Castle - the hotel makes wonderful puddings

* Clun a perfect border village, with two pubs, a castle & a teashop

* Stokesay - one of Britain's most beautiful castles

* Finish in the medieval town of Ludlow  

A fantastic way to see all the best sites in Shropshire.  The walk starts at Church Stretton, crossing the Long Mynd and dropping down to the River Onny at Bridges (6 miles).  The next day cross the Stiperstones and onto Bishop’s Castle. (12 miles).  Follow a medieval drovers’ road and a superb section of Offa’s Dyke to Clun - the perfect border village, with two pubs, a castle & a teashop (11 miles).   From Clun you walk over the Iron Age hill fort of Bury Ditches down to one of Britain's most beautiful castles at Stokesay (11 miles).  Your last day of your holiday follows the River Onny to finish in the medieval town of Ludlow (9 miles). 

Ludlow has lots of very good restaurants, and a very dramatic castle – its the ideal place to spend your last night and celebrate the end of the walk.

Easy to moderate walking.  With some steeper sections across the Long Mynd and Offa’s Dyke.  Total 49 

Other Details: 
  • * All accommodation - bed and full English breakfast. With a choice of staying in farmhouse & guesthouse accommodation or hotels and inns.
  • * All your luggage transported between each night’s accommodation.
  • * Unique detailed route guides and Ordnance Survey maps to show the best route from each day’s accommodation.
  • * Comprehensive holiday information pack about the area and events during your stay.
  • * Full back up service for any emergencies and problems
  • * Safe and secure parking at Petchfield Farm.
  • The holiday starts from our base Petchfield Farm, near Ludlow. Ludlow has good rail links.
Ludlow, Shropshire, UK
Easter to End September - start any day
£445 staying in guesthouse, £485 staying in hotel
Personal Booking: 
+44 (0)1568 770755