Sunday 19th December 2021 - Church Stretton

    Joint walk with Shropshire Young Ramblers and Christmas drinks:  Grade C, start 9.00

    Celebrate the Winter Solstice (well almost!) and the Festive Season with a circular route from the centre of Church Stretton finishing with drinks in a town pub. Christmas hats and accessories preferable but not compulsory.

    Meet at 9 am at the Abbey to share cars or at 9.30 am in the main car park, Easthope Road (opposite the Co-op), Church Stretton (free on Sundays and toilets available). Please let the walk leader know if you plan to go direct to Church Stretton.

    10 miles and just over 2000 feet of ascent via the summit of Caer Caradoc, across to The Wilderness and down to Cardington village, up to Willstone Hill and along the Hope Bowdler ridge to the Gaer Stone then a gentle return to the town for drinks in the Kings Arms. One steep ascent early on to Caer Caradoc, a more gradual one to Willstone Hill later on otherwise it's a fairly easy undulating route through fields and on tracks with minimal tarmac. If the weather is on our side there will be plenty of good views.

    Walk leader Gill Pursey 01743 2720986 or 07974 771258