A pleasant ascent of Beacon Ring hill fort followed by a relatively flat walk south following Offa's Dyke across farmland
Distance: 24km; Ascent: 670m; Warm and sunny with little wind; Solo
It had been a number of months since my last backpack so I was keen to get out on a weekend walk. As it had been pretty much exactly a year since my last walk on the Offa's Dyke Path I decided to return to it. Therefore this morning I jumped on a train to Shrewsbury, where I picked up a few provisions before taking another train on to Welshpool.
It was sunny and warm for the time of year as I set off walking from the station at around 10am. The footpath I had planned to follow seemed less than obvious from the road so I instead followed the B4381 & B4388 roads for an extra kilometre. Then I was able to cut a corner using a public footpath before eventually rejoining the Offa's Dyke Path.
|Back on the Offa's Dyke Path|
|Welshpool from Long Mountain|
|A handy bench for lunch on the edge of Beacon Ring|
|Trigpoint on Beacon Ring|
Heading southwards back out of the woods, I rejoined the Offa's Dyke Path and gently descended to the SW before heading into the woods of the Leighton Estate; here I met my first other walkers of the day.
|Beacon Ring hill fort from the SW|
|Small lake in Leighton Woods|
|Offa's Dyke near Forden|
|This was carved into several of the signposts|
|Tree just north of the Camlad|
|Crossing back into Shropshire|
|On the edge of Lymore Park|
|Old petrol pumps outside The Blue Bell|
|Snowdrops next to Offa's Dyke in Mellington Wood|
|Heading through Mellington Wood|
N.B. 02/06/13 - Post date updated to actual date of walk, i.e. 02/03/13 (from 07/03/13)