SO6199 : National Trust Information Board at Wenlock Edge (2)

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

National Trust Information Board at Wenlock Edge (2)
National Trust Information Board at Wenlock Edge (2)
Located at the edge of the Wenlock Edge car park off the B4371 Stretton Road TF13 6AS, this information board shows two maps of the Wenlock Edge with two images to the left of the maps. The wording at the top of the information board has the following wording:

Welcome to Wenlock Edge

Wenlock Edge is a rare and special landscape formed 425 million years ago as a coral reef in a shallow sea. It stretches in an unbroken line for 18 miles (30km) between Ironbridge and Craven Arms in Shropshire and it is often described as a great wave about to break. This thickly wooded limestone escarpment offers dramatic vistas from dappled paths, glimpses of its industrial past with historic quarries and limekilns; you'll also discover abundant fossils, rare flowers and lots of wildlife along this special landscape.

To the right of the noticeboard is the following wording:

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 soil conditioner. Today the limestone grassland supports a rich variety of flowering plants, including several species of orchid.

There are seven waymarked circular routes across Wenlock Edge, the others start from Presthope Car Park and Wilderhope Manor. Two of the walks start from this car park.
Major's Leap Walk
This walk is along woodland paths with panoramic views along the way.
Distance: 5.5km (3.4miles)
Duration: 2 hours
Difficulty: Medium

Jenny Wind Walk
This walk is along woodland paths and part of the old tramway. In Spring and early Summer the flower rich meadows are beautiful.
Distance: 3.5km (2.2miles)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Sunday, 14 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Uplands  Village, Rural settlement  Woodland, Forest 
Primary Subject of Photo
Place (from Tags)
Wenlock Edge 
Near (from Tags)
Much Wenlock 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6128 9968 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.6117N 2:34.3815W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6126 9968
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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