The Heritage Ride
A gentle 2 to 3 hour ride around the World Heritage Site exploring the area at its best Our Heritage Ride takes from the Bicycle Hub in the Park on the NCN 55 down towards the Ironbridge Gorge.
After about a mile and half you will go over a bridge over a main road, then immediately over another over an old railway, shortly after this turn right under along 'Rough Park Way'. Follow this woodland route adjacent to the railway just mentioned till you arrive in Coalbrookdale right next to the railway viaduct, which you will see towering above you.
Follow the road down to Ironbridge - a super descent gentle enough and wide enough for all. At the Merrythough Teddy Bear Factory turn left along the Wharfage of Ironbridge and you will come across the Iron Bridge on your right. Walk your bicycle across the bridge. Imagine having to pay your toll - just after the First World War was the last time that it was enforced.
Turn left into the car park and you are back onto NCN Route 45 and the Severn Valley Railway line which will lead you back towards Jackfield. Follow NCN 45 past the Tile Museum and Maws Craft Centre looking out for signs for NCN 55 the Silkin Way back over the river via the Jackfield Memorial Bridge. Follow NCN 55 back to the Bicycle Hub in the Park, where you can explore the old withy pools in the Park.
For detailed route map download the Telford & Wrekin Walking & Cycling Mapwww.telford.gov.uk