Sunday 15th May 2022 - Shobdon

Shobdon, Herefordshire

This is a smashing route that provides plenty of interest along the way.  It is hilly but not too much and the views are great.
Leader:  Tracey Grant
Contact Number:  07974 814565

Walk distance 13 miles with approximately 2136' of ascent
Meet at the Abbey at 8.30 where David Jakeman will kindly organise the cars
Journey time - one hour.  Distance approximately 38 miles.  Please let me know if you want to go direct to start.  Walk start time 9.30 am.

Walk starting point;  park next to St John the Evangelist Church, Shobdon Park, Shobdon along the front entrance to the church, but as far away from the entrance as is practical. 

Grid Reference:  SO 40076 62851.  HR6 9LZ.  What 3 words:  agreeable.keener.rekindle.

We will start off by walking through Shobdon Park, taking time to visit the lovely and rather unique church, before going via Udhampton to access Shobdon Hill Wood where we pick up the Mortimer Trail for a short distance, before continuing in a NW direction via Upper Lye to Lingen. 
At Lingen we start making our way back along a lovely stretch of the Herefordshire Trail to include the prospect of a carpet of bluebells in full bloom.  We stay on the trail until we make our way to Byton and then back to the starting point.