Walking in sunshine

Arley

Whether it’s an easier walk along a river valley or canal, or you are heading out for an exhilarating walk in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are walks throughout July and August – so grab your boots or trainers and get out and about….

Alveley Parish and Dudmaston Estate walk
On Thursday 10 July, 10am start. Ten-mile guided walk starting at Severn Valley Country Park passing through the parish of Alveley and onto the Dudmaston Estate via the ancient village of Quatt. See beautiful woodland lakes before returning to the park along the banks of the Severn at around 4pm. Wear walking boots and bring lunch and drink. Booking essential; call 01746 781192. Adults £3, children £1.50

Ramblers Association walks
Car sharers leave pre-arranged meeting place at 9.30 am. Bring lunch and drink. Call walk leader to confirm details (essential).

Sun 6 Jul – Pontesbury
Undulating walk with some ascents and descents via Eastridge wood, Habberley, Oaks Wood and the Radlith. 11 miles; Jo 01952 595302.

Thu 10 Jul – Clun Valley. Excellent views, hills, forests, one of the ‘quietest places under the sun’ in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 9 miles; Steve 01588 660618.

Sun 20 Jul – Whitchurch, the Sandstone Trail and Canal
9 miles; Greg 01952 605391.

Thu 24 Jul – Caer Caradoc;
Outstanding views from the top of Caer Caradoc’s iron age fort, Willstone Hill and the Gaer Stone. 7 miles; Anne 07903 325011.

Thu 31 Jul – Lee Brockhurst
A gentle morning stroll along country lanes, woods and meadow paths. No need to bring lunch. 5 miles; Anne 01952 810444.

Sun 3 Aug – Cardington
Little Caradoc, the ridge and summit of Lawley. 10 miles; Hilary 07913 562530.

Thu 14 Aug – Arley and Trimpley
Visit Arley Arboretum, Nash Elm Wood, Eyemore Wood and Trimpley Reservoir. 6.5 miles; Fred 01952 585129.

Thu 28 Aug – Market Drayton
A flatter walk; quiet lanes and paths passing an 18th century hall, Elizabethan manor house, Tyrley Wharf and flight of locks on Shropshire Union Canal. 9 miles; Greg 01952 605391.

Sun 31 Aug – Mucklewick Hill & Flenny Bank
The Shropshire Way taking in The Bog, Stiperstones, Mucklewick Hill, Milk Hill and Flenny Bank, Shelve village and Tankerville. 9 miles; Dave 01952 247243.

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