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http://www.syr.org.uk/walk/323 Seeing as we enjoy the great outdoors so much I thought we may like to help protect it a little bit. I am planning to have a litter pick on 24th March. The council will loan us litter picking sticks and provide bags so please let me know if you plan to attend. We shall meet outside the Shropshire Wildlife Trust in Abbey Foregate on the carpark side by the public toilets. We shall spend some time picking the litter up at the start of the Reabrook Nature Valley Reserve where there was a considerable amount of litter last time I visited. We shall then leave our full bags by a public bin before venturing further into the reserve and collecting any litter we encounter. The reserve provides a little nature haven in amongst Shrewsbury Town. We can stop for lunch before going to the pub for a hard earnt drink.
A leisurely/moderate 9 mile walk. We will meet at the pub and then drive half of our cars to the start point, this will be a farm called Bickley Hall Farm and is the head quarters for Cheshire Wildlife Trust. We can then leave the cars there, and walk through Cheshire farm land, until we reach the sandstone ridge. There is then a small ascent up well used sandstone paths, taking in the views of Cheshire, and out to Liverpool. We will then finish back up at the pub.
A 9.5 mile moderate graded walk onto Long Mountain near Welshpool starting in the village of Forden and climbing gradually to the hamlet of Trelystan, then heading to the Beacon Ring fort site on the summit, with potential views across to the Stiperstones and Corndon Hill before returning to the start using a section of the Offas Dyke footpath. The walk will also include an optional visit to the Royal Forestry Society run pinetum on Leighton estate which is open through permissive access upon request. (see rfs.org.uk/about/our-woods/charles-ackers-redwoodgroveand-naylor-pinetum/ for further details)
A leisurely 9 mile walk which explores the attractive and gently undulating countryside of south west Cheshire to the south and east of Malpas and close to both the Shropshire and Welsh borders. From many points there are fine views looking across to the hills of North Wales. About two thirds of the way round the route passes by the old and new St Chad's Churches at Tushingham and by a nature reserve which ha been for the past 15 years part of a dormouse reintroduction scheme.