A pleasant wander in the Shropshire Hills meeting some new faces
Distance: 21.5km; Ascent: 890m; Overcast but mainly dry; with Carl, Nina, Fiona, Kate, Richard & Sarah
Last night whilst I was trying to decide between the Shropshire Hills and the South Pennines for my walk today, a couple of tweets from Nina and Carl invited along on their walk up the Long Mynd - therefore I decided to head to Shropshire! And it had also been almost a year since my previous visit to the area, back in March last year, so I was very happy to return.
After the hour and fifteen minute train journey I arrived in Church Stretton just before 11am, which meant I had a couple of hours to kill before meeting up with everyone else. I reckoned I would just about have enough time for a quick round of Hope Bowdler Hill and Caer Caradoc Hill, so I set off following the B4371 east out of town.
|Looking south from the Gaer Stone|
|Caer Caradoc & The Lawley from Hope Bowdler Hill|
|Looking across to the Long Mynd from Caer Caradoc|
|One of the many nice looking big houses in Church Stretton|
|Heading up Carding Mill Valley|
|Looking down Mott's Road|
|Summit of the Long Mynd|
|On the summit of the Long Mynd (photo courtesy of Carl)|
|Looking east from Round Hill|
|Looking down into Ashes Hollow|
Update 18/02/13 - Here's a link to my Social Hiking map from the walk, which I forgot to include in the original post.
N.B. 02/06/13 - Post date updated to actual date of walk, i.e. 09/02/13 (from 17/02/13)