Free guided walk for launch of new T50 Trail book

Friends of the Telford T50 Mile Trail are launching a new guidebook on Saturday (27 July) and celebrating with a four-mile circular walk.

Free guided walk for launch of new T50 Trail book

The free walk through the town park will pass through Randlay Valley then follow the T50 trail back to the start at Southwater Library.

Councillor Carolyn Healy, cabinet member for visitor economy & The World Heritage Site will launch the new guide. She said: “I’d encourage everyone to come along for this free taster of the T50 trail for an easy introduction to the route. 

“The trail is a celebration of many of the best aspects of the Telford & Wrekin Borough including its many open green spaces, wildlife havens and parks as well as famous scenic gems like The Wrekin. 

“Congratulations to the team for pulling this guide together for the benefit of our community, they have done a tremendous job.”

The 84-page guide, written by trail volunteer Anne Suffolk, details history and  ecology along the trail. She said: “This guide showcases the unique history and heritage we have on our doorsteps and details how to explore it. 

“There is great community spirit here in the borough, shown by the number of volunteers including history and wildlife groups who contributed to this project. 

“Exploring the trail provides opportunities for family time and health and social benefits. I hope this book will encourage more people to take the first steps on what may become a lifetime of enjoyable exploration and discovery.”

The launch will take place in in the foyer of Southwater Library from 10.30am. 

The guide will be available at the library until 1pm, costs £5 and contains the route description and details of local businesses along the trail. 

Visit Facebook for details on where the guidebook is available from to purchase after the event.