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Cicerone Guides: The Shropshire Hills: A Walker's Guide

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: David Hunter

192 pages, Col photos, maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | May 2004 | Edition: 2 | #185368 | ISBN: 1852844272
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About this book

The border country from Ludlow to The Wrekin, Bewdley to Stiperstones.


Contents

THE WALKS; 1: Severn Down; Severnside walk with return by steam train; 2: High Rock; Riverside and lane walking which includes a secret valley, spectacular; view of the Severn and a hermits cave; 3: Severn Up; Upstream walk and return via farmland with more about Bridgnorth; Feature One: Bridgnorth Sabrina Fair; 4: Bewdley and the Wyre Forest; A woodland walk into Worcestershire; Feature Two: Ironbridge; 5: The Wrekin Giants; A walk over The Wrekin with some folklore; Feature Three: Much Wenlock; 6: Wenlock Edge and the Desperate Rider; The Majors Leap walk; 7: Ippikins Rock and Spring Lamb; More on the Edge; 8: Hope Dale and the Edge; Includes Wilderhope Manor and remote Hope Dale; 9: The Stiperstones; A little on the wild side an exploration of a rocky ridge and some of its legends; 10: The Long Mynd Carding Mill Valley Circuit; A walk from this well-known beauty spot; 11: The Long Mynd Ashes Hollow and Pole Bank; More on the Long Mynd including the summit; 12: The Long Mynd Minton and the Packhorse Way; From tiny Minton over Packetstone Hill; 13: The Three Hills Walk; A circuit taking in some of the less visited hills to the east of Church Stretton; 14: Caractacuss Last Battle; Walk to Caer Caradoc a hill camp associated in legend with the British leader; 15: An Englishmans Home; A Stokesay Castle walk; Feature Four: Ludlow; 16: Forest Walking at High Vinnals; A walk in the woods near Ludlow with the possibility of seeing a unique herd of deer; 17: Offas Dyke; A walk on a section of the Dyke; 18: More on Offa; Further walking on the Dyke; 19: Croft Castle and the Sun in Splendour; A visit to a National Trust property, a short walk to a hill fort and some reference to the Battle of Mortimers Cross; 20: Top of the Lot; Walk to the highest point in Shropshire Brown Clee Hill; 21: The Land Man Made; Walk from the summit of Titterstone Clee Hill, much altered by quarrying and capped by an earth satellite station

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Biography

David Hunter was born and brought up in London, but moved to Worcestershire, and has spent many years living in and exploring the Welsh borders. He is a keen and experienced walker, and has written a number of guides for Cicerone, including Walking down the Wye, Severn Walks, Walking in Worcestershire and Offa's Dyke Path.

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