Walking in Shropshire

Shropshire Council produces a super book entitled Wenlock Walks.  This details five circular walks around Much Wenlock and the introduction to this great little publication says it all.

‘Much Wenlock is special.  Parts of Wenlock Edge are over 400 million years old, formed as part of a coral reef close to the equator.  In 1468 this small town was granted its own royal charter and was entitled to elect members of Parliament.  Nestling in a hollow, surrounded by hills, the town is a meeting point for roads which snake out in all directions, and it offers walkers an immediate variety of landscapes – fields and sheltered woods, quiet lanes and open hillsides.’ Wenlock Footpaths Group

Our other recommendation is always a visit to the town of Church Stretton followed by a walk or drive up the Long Mynd.  Reach the top and you will discover mile upon mile of rugged fell covered with heather and bilberries, it feels as if you are on top of the world and on a fine day the views are breathtaking.

www.shropshirewalking.co.uk

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