Madeley Pit Mounds

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Madeley Pit Mounds is a unique collection of five sites in Madeley, south Telford – approximately 44 hectares of distinctive wooded pit mounds which are linked historically and archaeologically and an important feature of the local landscape.

The five spatially separated but closely associated component sites have been designated as a single united LNR.

Download the Madeley Pit Mounds site map and guide

Things to see and do

The pit mounds were created from the spoil of mining and were abandoned in the early 1900s.

Since that time nature has been gradually reclaiming the sites and today they are a rich mix of woodland, scrub, grassland, marsh and streams which in turn supports a wide variety of wildlife.

Look for woodpeckers, slow-worms, butterflies, bats, wildflowers, dragonflies - and species which like silver birch and heather.

Observant walkers and visitors (bring binoculars if you have them) may be lucky enough to encounter a variety of species during a stroll around one or more of these special locations.

How to get there

View the location of Madeley Pit Mounds on Google Maps:


Approach along the A442 from north (Telford) and west (Shrewsbury), A4169 from east (Shifnal), B4373 from south (Ironbridge). 

  • Tweedale Pit Mound - TF7 4GR
  • Hills Lane Pit Mound - TF7 5UD
  • Blists Hill Pit Mound - TF7 4BY
  • Meadow Pit Mound - TF7 5SU
  • Madeley Court Pit Mound - TF7 5DW.

Visit the Arriva Bus website for the Arriva Service bus routes and bus numbers 1, 2, 4 and 96.


Free pubic car parks at Park Avenue, Court Street and Legges Way.


Madeley Town Council

Telephone: 01952 567280

Visit the Madeley Town Council website for more information about Madeley Pit Mounds.

Last updated: 17/03/2021 15:41