Discovering Wellington

The Tern Valley Trail

A cycle trail linking the historic market town of Wellington to Thomas Telford’s lost canal country.

The Tern Valley Trail Map

A Historic Cycling Trail

Wellington, Then The Tern

The Tern Valley Trail is a 14-mile, circular cycle
route on quiet country roads, traffic-free paths and existing sections of the National Cycle Network. The trail begins and ends in the ancient market town of Wellington, the historic capital of east Shropshire.
Wellington’s long and illustrious history stretches
back to at least Anglo-Saxon times, while the town received its first market charter in 1244 and became a prosperous centre for industry and agriculture in the Victorian era.
Today, the market is still at the centre of
town life, while its comprehensive range of specialist shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs make Wellington an excellent place to start and end your adventure.