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Rail, Bus & Leisure Travel in Shropshire

Shropshire Railway Stations

Located at Shrewsbury, Telford, Wellington, Albrighton, Cosford, Shifnal, Wem, Whitchurch, Oswestry (Gobowen), Welshpool, Ludlow, Church Stretton and Craven Arms.

Public Transport Information

Local Bus and train information is available via www.travelinemidlands.co.uk

Timetables for train and bus services can also be obtained from local Tourist Information Centres,

Rural Shuttles Buses

A series of rural Shuttle Bus Services operate in Shropshire during the season, offering "green" routes to the more remote villages and attractions.

The Shropshire Hills Shuttles

These services covers the regions around Craven Arms, Church Stretton (including the Long Mynd & Stiperstones), Clun Forest, Bishop's Castle and Much Wenlock.

You can view the timetables online by visiting: www.shropshirehillsshuttles.co.uk

Ironbridge Park & Ride

Visitors to the Ironbridge Gorge can take advantage of the 250 space Ironbridge Park and Ride operating April - October. See www.telford.gov.uk/ironbridgeparkandride

The Severn Valley Railway

One of Shropshire's premier attractions, the SVR operates steam trains on the beautiful Severn Valley line from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster. See web site for timetable and fares. www.svr.co.uk

Cycling in Shropshire

Discover hundreds of miles of National Cycle Network routes along quiet lanes, explore traffic-free trails along old railways and waterways, follow the cycle rides from historic towns and get muddy on mountain bike tracks in wood and forests. These routes include:
 

  • Mercian Way (Route 45) - Wyre Forest to Bridgnorth
  • Mercian Way (Route 45) - around the Wrekin
  • Mercian Way (Route 45) - Shrewsbury to Whitchurch
  • Lon Cambria (Route 81) - Welshpool to Shrewsbury
  • Route 81 - Shrewsbury to Wellington
  • Route 81 - Wellington, Cosford, Albrighton
  • Route 31 - Oswestry, Ellesmere, Whitchurch
  • Route 75 - Nantwich, Market Drayton, Newport
  • Market Drayton cycle rides
  • Wem cycle rides
  • Whitchurch cycle rides
  • Ellesmere cycle rides
  • Cleobury Mortimer cycle rides
  • Church Stretton cycle rides
  • Bishop's Castle cycle rides
  • Shropshire Hills cycle rides - Craven Arms to Acton Scott, Church Stretton and Longmynd


Shropshire Council's Transport Planning produce free cycle leaflets for all of these routes which include details of places to go along the way and useful contacts. These can be collected from local libraries, tourist information centres.

For more information on cycling in Shropshire you can visit the Shropshire County Council website by going to www.shropshire.gov.uk/cycling.nsf

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