Rail, Bus & Leisure Travel within 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
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 LongmyndShropshire 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