The popular 50-mile walking trail around Telford and Wrekin has taken a step in a new direction. Originally, the route was only marked clockwise but volunteers have been busy posting the distinctive pink Telford 50 circular route markers in a new anti-clockwise direction – and Newport’s Hutchison Way has added an extra spur. Created to help celebrate the town’s 50th anniversary and supported the council’s Telford 50 Legacy Fund, the trail has proven to be a huge hit with walkers since it opened in last summer of 2018.
Trail spokesperson Anne Suffolk hinted at more exciting developments planned for this year, saying, “One of our aims for the trail was to promote tourism and support local food, drink and accommodation outlets. We’ll soon be publishing a guide book with historical and wildlife highlights as well as fresh route descriptions. We’re hoping that local businesses will support us to keep costs as low possible.
“We’re also looking to recruit trail champions to help us keep track of any missing or damaged way markers and problems like litter or overgrown vegetation.”