Friday, December 16, 2011

Shropshire Hills Shuttle comes to Much Wenlock


Good news from the Shropshire Hills website:
We are able to confirm that in 2012 we have the funding in place to operate a new linear Shuttle bus service between Much Wenlock, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm and Church Stretton. 
The new Shuttle route will be called the ‘Wenlock Wanderer’ and will travel along the famed limestone escarpment of Wenlock Edge, through ancient woodland and into the majestic folds of the Stretton hills and the Long Mynd. There are some great walking opportunities from this Shuttle bus, as well as fantastic views, welcoming country pubs and the chance to experience life on a Victorian Farm at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. 
The ‘Long Mynd & Stiperstones’ Shuttle, which has run each season for over ten years, remains the same. As the name suggests, this Shuttle bus takes you over these two distinctive ‘hill tops’ with key stops at Church Stretton, Cardingmill Valley, Pontesbury and Minsterley.
I still mourn the loss of the Shuttle service to Bishop's Castle and Clun, though you can reach the former on the Minsterley Motors service.

2 comments:

Mark Pack said...

I'm intrigued by its description. What's "linear" about the "linear Shuttle bus"? Or is it really a crow flying straight with passengers slung in hammocks underneath?

Jonathan said...

I think they mean it goes there and back along the same route.

The Long Mynd and Stiperstones Shuttle has a more complicated timetable.