The Shropshire Way is a long distance footpath that was devised by various Shropshire rambling groups in 1979/80.
The way began in the North of the county, and links with the Sandstone Trail near Whitchurch, before taking a circular course south of Shrewsbury.
The route is of 136 miles and includes highlights such as the castles of Clun and Stokesay, the famous industrial archaeology site of Ironbridge and the lovely old town of Ludlow. The walking is magnificent throughout and not too strenuous.
The Shropshire Way Series
The Shropshire Way series is a set of caches all set on or very close to the Shropshire Way. Please feel free to add to the series - all we ask is you name them in the same format as the others in the series i.e. 'Wyke - Shropshire Way', use this background image this background image and have this paragraph at the top of the cache listing.
This series was inspired by Cape02, in collaboration with The Pirates of Shropshire, The Bolas Heathens and The Shropshire Conquistadors.
Downs Mill (Much Wenlock)
You are looking for a small container with a few swaps. The cache is hidden right next to the Shropshire way footpath about half a mile from Much Wenlock priory. Suggested parking is at the Priory: Coordinates N52.35.860 W002.33.358. The cache was placed here as it is a regular family walk for us from Ironbridge to Much Wenlock and we wanted other people to enjoy this beautiful area