The Hutchison Way links the two historic towns of Wellington and Newport via Telford new town. This route takes us on a journey, via the base of the Wrekin, to explore some of the rich industrial heritage and natural features of the area. It uses a mixture of public rights of way, lanes, trackways and paved paths that link the new town with fields, woodlands and open spaces created from old industrial sites. Some of the highlights of the walk are Limekiln Wood near Wellington, the reclaimed open cast coal mine at New Works, Granville Country Park near Donnington, and the Lilleshall incline and limestone quarries.
The route was created by Telford & Wrekin Council as a millennium project and named in honour of late former Chief Executive of the Council David Hutchison, a keen walker and the original inspiration for the route.
The Hutchison Way is just over 17 miles long. There is only one steep gradient and the route is reasonably easy for a fit walker to tackle. It is not named on the Ordnance Survey (OS) map, but it is waymarked in both directions. The original leaflet contains errors and omissions and was written in a pre-digital age. Download the original Hutchison Way outdated leaflet for interest only. Follow the revised walking directions for Hutchison Way from Wellington to Newport.
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Last updated: 26/01/2021 13:53