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16 Sep 2016
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.2cm
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Hillwalking in Shropshire

32 hill and country walks

by John Gillham
Book published by Cicerone Press

Guidebook to 32 walking routes in Shropshire in the West Midlands. The routes range from 3 miles (5km) to 12 miles (19km), taking in highlights such as The Wrekin, Wenlock Edge, Long Mynd and Stiperstones, Castle Ring and Bury Ditches. Many routes start near delightful towns and villages including Church Stretton, Ludlow and Bishops Castle.

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Guidebook to 32 walks in the hills of Shropshire. The walks, which are graded easy, moderate or hard, range from 3 miles (5km) to 12 miles (19km) and can be walked in all seasons. The selected routes take in highlights such as The Wrekin, Wenlock Edge, Long Mynd and Stiperstones, Castle Ring and Bury Ditches.

Featuring 1:50K OS mapping (shown at 1:40K for greater clarity), step-by-step route descriptions, as well as information on accommodation, getting around, bases for the Shropshire hills and history of the region, the guide details everything you need to walk in Shropshire – and more.

From Neolithic standing stones, Bronze Age stone circles, and hilltop forts dating back to the Iron Age, Shropshire offers more than just picturesque landscapes and rewarding walking. Discover history on the hills as well as natural beauty, all within easy driving distance from Birmingham and Manchester.

  • Activities
    Walking, hiking
  • Seasons
    All the routes can be done in all seasons, with Autumn being best for those in woodland. August, when the heather is out, is best for Stiperstones and the Long Mynd.
  • Centres
    Llanymynech, Telford, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Clun, Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock
  • Difficulty
    Shropshire's summits are generally easy to climb. Being such a fertile county its low level paths can become overgrown in Summer. Lightweight boots are the best footwear and if you're wearing shorts, take make sure you have waterproof trousers to protect your legs from nettles and dew covered long grasses.
  • Must See
    The volcanic peaks of Stiperstones and Caer Caradoc, steep-sided, crag-fringed Batches of the Long Mynd, numerous Iron and Bronze Age hilltop forts, and charming little towns and villages with half-timbered buildings and fascinating historical heritage make Shropshire a hillwalkers paradise.
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Shropshire geology (by Ronald Turnbull)
Plants and wildlife
Getting there
Getting around
When to go
Bases for the Shropshire hills
Maps and GPS
Using this guide
The walks
Walk 1 Llanfair Hill and Offa’s Dyke
Walk 2 Knighton, Cwm-sanaham Hill and Offa’s Dyke
Walk 3 Mary Knoll and Ludlow
Walk 4 Titterstone Clee Hill
Walk 5 The Bury Ditches
Walk 6 Burrow Fort and Hopesay Hill
Walk 7 Norton Camp and Stokesay Castle
Walk 8 Callow Hill and Flounders Folly
Walk 9 Brown Clee Hill and Stanbroughs Wood
Walk 10 Brown Clee Hill and Clee Liberty
Walk 11 High Rock, Bridgnorth and the River Severn
Walk 12 Bromlow Callow and Mitchell’s Fold
Walk 13 Nipstone Rock
Walk 14 Stiperstones
Walk 15 Snailbeach and the Castle Ring fort
Walk 16 Norbury Hill from Wentnor
Walk 17 Minton Hill and the Packet Stone
Walk 18 Adstone Hill
Walk 19 Pole Bank and Devil’s Mouth
Walk 20 The Long Mynd and Ragleth Hill
Walk 21 Caer Caradoc
Walk 22 The Long Mynd skyline
Walk 23 Plush Hill, the Batch and Castle Hill
Walk 24 Ridges Three: Hope Bowdler Hill, Caer Caradoc and the Lawley
Walk 25 The Lawley
Walk 26 Hope Bowdler Hill from Cardington
Walk 27 The Betchcott Hills and Duckley Nap
Walk 28 Much Wenlock and the Wenlock Edge
Walk 29 Earl’s Hill
Walk 30 The Wrekin
Walk 31 The Ironbridge Gorge
Walk 32 Llanymynech Hill and Llynclys Common
Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Accommodation
Appendix C Useful contacts
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