The Wenlock Olympian Trail starts and ends at Much Wenlock Museum in the Square at the end of the High Street. In the museum a magnificent collection of Wenlock Olympian Society artefacts are on display illustrating the significant role of Much Wenlock in the revival of the Modern Olympic Games. The Trail will take you past some of the sites in the town which are special to the Wenlock Olympian Games and Dr William Penny Brookes.

Total walk length is approximately 2150 metres (1.3 miles)

Trail leaflets are available from Much Wenlock Museum, The Guildhall and Wenlock Tourist Information Centre. You can also view a large version of the map on the wall outside Much Wenlock Museum.

Throughout the trail you will encounter information boards giving you more background on Dr Brookes and the Games.

Parts of the Trail have limited access – please see Guide and Map. Walkers are advised that they follow the Trail at their own risk. The route crosses roads, footpaths, fields and steps.


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