A new edition of this popular guide to the border country from Ludlow to Wrekin, Bewdley to Stiperstones, including the famous Ironbridge and the gorge - one of Europe's finest heritage centres. Throughout the two dozen walks the author draws attention to historical and natural features of interest met with. He also provides maps and details of parking, tourist information centres and even toilets! Most of the walks are circular and suited to family outings. Some make use of the popular Severn Valley Railway for the return trip: a complete day out. The territory to be explored is the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in south Shropshire bisected by the A49 and centred on the little town of Church Stretton. The pleasures of river walking will be contrasted with the high moors of the Long Mynd, the sharp rocky spine of the Stiperstones, and the long windy ridge of Wenlock Edge. There is a magic ring to the very names of these places, and many have strong historical connections.