Longdon Green to Castle Ring

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9.5 miles, less than 200m ascent overall.

Starting point:
Longdon green can be found as a turning off on the west side of the A51, half way between Lichfield and Rugeley.
Satnav/google maps:- Red lion Inn, Hay lane, WS15 4QF.
NOT PARKING AT THE PUB, adequate parking can be found at the roads on the green. That is: Longdon Green and Church Hill roads.
Red Lion link: https://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/redlion/

Walk description:
We depart the charming Longdon Green through fields and eventually pass a busy equestrian centre. The route enters the south end of Cannock Case and continues through the village of Gentleshaw. A mile or so later, about half way round, brings us to the entrance of Castle Ring; an ancient Iron Age hill fort. Conveniently this is also the location of the Park Gate Inn where we can take a lunchbreak and refreshments. We then skirt around the west side of the hill fort continuing a circular route to Upper Longdon and then across fields with very well maintained horses, along paths back to Longdon Green.

The Red Lion has very nice beer but you need to book if you want to eat.

Walk leader Sam P