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Cycling Routes

Cycling routes

Cycling routes

A fantastic location for a scenic bike ride off road with 14 miles of cycle friendly pathways.


National lockdown: stay at home

Due to the latest Government restrictions all of our leisure facilities are now closed until further notice. This includes all Leisure Centres, Horsehay Village Golf Centre, Telford Ski and Snowboard Centre, Telford Ice Rink and the Town Park Visitor Centre.

We’re sure you can appreciate the situation we find ourselves in is constantly changing and we are having to react with very short notice to changes in tiers and guidance.

Our play areas in the Town Park will remain open but the Cherry and Maxell gardens will be closed to public.

Our fishing pegs are now open, view the guidance on fishing.

We will also be opening the external toilets in the Town Park by the visitor centre and these will be open daily Monday – Sunday between 11am - 2pm, they will close for cleaning in rotation during these opening hours.

National lockdown guidance

Whilst in the Town Park we ask that you adhere to the central government guidance:

  • do not meet others from outside your household or support bubble socially unless for a permitted reason
  • exercise is permitted on your own or with your household or support bubble
  • please stay 2 meters apart from people you do not live whilst in the Town Park or 1 metre with extra precautions in place such as wearing a face mask.

We are hoping that we will be able to re- open when restrictions are lifted. We will keep you informed about our plans.


Event update: Bryan Adams, Tom Jones, and Olly Murs are coming to Telford Town Park

  • Bryan Adams will play the QEII Arena on Saturday 3 July 2021
  • Olly Murs will play the QEII Arena on Saturday 26 June 2021 
  • Tom Jones will play the QEII Area on Sunday 27 June 2021

Visit Tickets Telford for more information and to book tickets




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Cycle routes

Telford Town Park is fantastic for a scenic bike ride with 14 miles of cycle friendly pathways leading off The Silkin Way and Sustrans route 55.

Built along disused canal beds and historic railway lines, it makes for an awesome trail and its traffic free all the way.

Park up at Dark Lane Car Park where you can access route 55 in minutes and start your great day out.

Cycle down to the World Heritage Site of the Ironbridge Gorge through the beauty of the 150 ha Telford Town Park and take in the parks history as you go.

CycleStreets is a handy website which has a UK-wide cycle journey planner system, this lets you plan routes from A to B by bike. It is designed by cyclists, for cyclists, and caters for the needs of both confident and less confident cyclists.

To find our more information please visit the CycleStreets website - they also have a smartphone app available for you to use on the go!

We request that all park users respect the park code.

Image of a man on cycling on route 55

Route 55

As you cycle through Southwater and into the Telford Town Park, cycle route 55 is part of the national cycle network. Follow the signs for Route 55 or pick up a map from the visitor centre.

This route will take you through the park and into Ironbridge without the need for main road access, perfect for children and families.

Visit Telford & Wrekin Council website to download a copy of Telford & Wrekin's walking and cycling map.

Another handy website is CycleStreets which a UK-wide cycle journey planner system, which lets you plan routes from A to B by bike. It is designed by cyclists, for cyclists, and caters for the needs of both confident and less confident cyclists.

To find out more information please visit the CycleStreets website - they also have a smartphone app available for you to use on the go!