Jack Mytton Way

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Jack Mytton Way
Cleobury Mortimer.jpg
The trail runs through Cleobury Mortimer
Length 93 miles (150 km)[1]
Location Shropshire, England
Trailheads Bridgnorth
52°32′06″N 2°25′26″W / 52.535°N 2.424°W / 52.535; -2.424
Much Wenlock
52°35′42″N 2°33′40″W / 52.595°N 2.561°W / 52.595; -2.561
Use Hiking, Horse riding, cycling
Hiking details
Season All year

The Jack Mytton Way is a long distance footpath and bridleway for horseriders, hillwalkers and mountain bikers in mid and south Shropshire, England. It typically takes a week to ride on horseback.

For much of its length it passes through the Shropshire Hills AONB and includes parts of Wenlock Edge. It passes over the Clee Hills, and through the towns of Cleobury Mortimer, Church Stretton, Clun and Much Wenlock, passing close to Bridgnorth, Broseley and Highley. The south-west end is at Llanfair Waterdine. East of Roman Bank, it forms a loop.

It is named after Jack Mytton (1796–1834) a Shropshire landowner, MP, horseman, foxhunter, gambler and Regency rake. He was also known as Mad Jack.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Information from Shropshire County Council
  2. ^ Ride-UK info on the Jack Mytton Way

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