(Lôn Cambria) - Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Wellington, Cosford and Albrighton.
Route 81 is part of the award-winning National Cycle Network. The full route runs from Aberystwyth to Wolverhampton, with the section running through Wales called Lôn Cambria (the Cambria Cycleway). Shropshire Council has produced three free leaflets covering the section of the route which passes through Shropshire:
- Welshpool to Shrewsbury (Lôn Cambria) - Enjoy breathtaking views as you pedal up the Long Mountain and saunter along riverside lanes (27 miles).
- Shrewsbury to Wellington - Make tracks alongside the river and old canal, and take time to enjoy a slower pace of life as you cycle this scenic route (13 miles).
- Wellington to Albrighton - Explore Shropshire's contrasting historic villages and industrial new town. Make time for plane spotting at the RAF Museum, Cosford (16 miles).
All three leaflets are available from local tourist information centres, or you can download copies of the leaflets which are attached to this page. Alternatively, follow the link on this page to order a hard copy of the leaflets.
Places to stop along the route
To find details of the attractions and cycle friendly accommodation, cafes and pubs listed in the leaflets please follow the link on this page.
Lon Cambria map
An official guide to the whole of the Lon Cambria stretch of Route 81 covering Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury is also available for £6.99 from Sustrans. The guide also covers Lon Teifi (NCN route 82) which runs from Aberystwyth to Fishguard. Follow the link on this page for further details of this guide.
Links to other routes on the National Cycle Network
Route 81 links with NCN route 45, the Mercian Way, at Upton Magna and with route 55, the Silkin Way, in Telford. For details of a circular route around the Wrekin using all three of these routes follow the link to the Mercian Way.
Looking for a shorter route in this area?
Try one of four short routes in Shrewsbury from our Family Friendly Rides series. Follow the link on this page for more details.
The Discovering Wellington Project has produced a booklet for an 11 mile Round the Wrekin mini cycle trail. To find out more follow the link on this page. This trail is also shown on the Mercian Way Around the Wrekin leaflet.
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