An 11km / 7 miles family friendly cycle route around Shrewsbury, plus an optional short walk. Allow 2-3 hours. The route is mostly quiet roads or traffic-free paths. You can use any sort of bicycle but some paths are unsurfaced so may be muddy. There is one short stretch on a busy road where there is the option of walking if preferred.

Distance

7 miles

Terrain

The route is mostly quiet roads or traffic-free paths. You can use any sort of bicycle but some paths are unsurfaced so may be muddy.

Start from

Shrewsbury Sports Village

Nearest to

Shrewsbury

Parking

Shrewsbury Sports Village

The route

Shrewsbury has some very special places for wildlife and is home to some unusual plants and animals – and you can see them in the heart of town. Allow time for stops on this ride and remember if you keep still for a few minutes you will have the best chance of seeing some of the shyer creatures. Remember to take your binoculars.

Refreshments

Shops on Spring Gardens and in Coleham: buy a picnic to eat by the river. Town centre cafés, pubs and sandwich shops close to Greyfriars Bridge.