SO6199 : National Trust Information Board at Wenlock Edge (1)

taken 3 years ago, near to Much Wenlock, Shropshire, Great Britain

National Trust Information Board at Wenlock Edge (1)
National Trust Information Board at Wenlock Edge (1)
Situated in the Wenlock Edge car park off the B4371 Stretton Road, this information board shows a map of the Wenlock Edge which has been protected by the National Trust. To the left of the map, there is the following wording:

A fossil-rich limestone ridge with a wealth of wildlife

Natural Diversity
WENLOCK EDGE'S wooded limestone escarpment stretches for thirty kilometres between Ironbridge and Craven Arms 'like a great wave about to break'. Packed into this narrow country are panoramic views, quarries and limekilns, paths and green lanes, fossils and rare flowers.
Caring for the Edge
To protect this unique but threatened landscape, the National Trust has been acquiring sections of the Edge since 1982. Twelve and a half kilometres of Wenlock Edge, with further land at Wilderhope, are now preserved for everyone to enjoy, for ever.
Ridge and Vale Scenery
This simplified section shows the rocks that make up Wenlock Edge. Two tilted beds of hard limestone form the parallel escarpments of Wenlock Edge and View Edge, while the alternating layers of softer shale have eroded to create the gentle vales of Ape, Hope and Corve Dale.

To the right of the map, there is the following wording:

'Blue Remembered Hills'
Fading from green to hazy blue at the horizon, the ancient woodland straddling Wenlock Edge emphasises the dramatic length of the limestone ridge.

The Much Wenlock National Trust car park sits in an old quarry called Kiln Leasow field. Within the rock face here you'll see the bedded Wenlock Limestone
dipping towards the road where it disappears beneath the softer, overlying Lower Ludlow Shales.
Until the 1840s local farmers quarried and burnt the limestone here to spread on their fields as a primitive fertiliser. Today the limestone grassland supports a rich variety of flowering plants, including several species of orchid.

Discover Wenlock Edge for yourself on seven circular walks. Two fascinating walks begin at the small central gate at the top of this car park field; just follow the colour-coded wooden waymarkers in the same colour as your chosen route, as shown here.
Detailed walking guides are available from the information point in this car park, the National Trust, tourist information centres, bookshops, and other outlets. (The walks in question are Jenny Wind, Lea Quarry, Lime Kiln, Longville Coppice, Major's Leap, Presthope and Wilderhope Coppice).

Caring for Countryside
Caring for Wildlife
The National trust cares for more of Britain's precious countryside and wildlife than any other conservation body, providing free access for recreation and leisure to millions of people every year - and playing a vital role in nature conservation.
Members and Volunteers
Members enjoy free entry to hundreds of Britain's finest historic houses, gardens, and other sites. The National Trust also welcomes active involvement in practical conservation, education or administration through its volunteer programme.
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Friday, 12 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Uplands  Village, Rural settlement 
Car Park (from Tags)
National Trust 
Place (from Tags)
Wenlock Edge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6127 9963 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.5847N 2:34.3900W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6129 9962
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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