Times: Meet at 1845 for a 1900 start.
Meeting point is layby at base of Hope Bowdler Hill. Head into Church Stretton from Shrewsbury and turn left at main crossroads. Up the road heading towards Much Wenlock At the top of the hill on the left is the layby.
Route: Up the farm track towards Gaerstones Farm and then a sharp right. Up to the top of
Hope Bowdler and along the three little summits. Down and across valley floor before a short, quite sharp, climb to the top of Caradoc. Quick stop for a cup of tea before following the Caer Caradoc down past Three Fingers rock, skirt round the base of Halmeth Hill and back to the car.
Expectations. Should take about 2 ½ to 3 hours so quite a late finish. A good level of fitness is required as we do not wish to be out too late and Caradoc is one of the steeper climbs in Shropshire.
Summary. Some of the best views in Shropshire are from these two hills especially across the Shropshire Plain and Wenlock Edge. It is only a short walk of around 7 miles but there are two short, steep climbs and one gentle climb at the end. The pace will be quite gentle as I will still be recovering so well within the capabilities of everybody.
Can somebody give me a lift? :)
Please also note:
1) That by signing up for this walk, you accept that you take part entirely at your own risk.
2) Where as organisers are facilitating activities, he or she will not be held legally or otherwise responsible for any accidents or other mishaps during any event. Life in general and particularly outdoor activities are never without risks. " Those who take part consent to the Risk involved" The Group has no liability insurance and by signing up for the Group you agree that you will make your own risk assessment of the conditions of location and the weather.
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