The Shropshire Hills: A walker's guide [NOOK Book]

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A new edition of this popular guide to the border country from Ludlow to Wrekin, Bewdley to Stiperstones, including the famous Ironbridge and the gorge - one of Europe's finest heritage centres. Throughout the two dozen walks the author draws attention to historical and natural features of interest met with. He also provides maps and details of parking, tourist information centres and even toilets! Most of the walks are circular and suited to family outings. Some make use of the popular Severn Valley Railway for ...
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The Shropshire Hills: A walker's guide

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Overview

A new edition of this popular guide to the border country from Ludlow to Wrekin, Bewdley to Stiperstones, including the famous Ironbridge and the gorge - one of Europe's finest heritage centres. Throughout the two dozen walks the author draws attention to historical and natural features of interest met with. He also provides maps and details of parking, tourist information centres and even toilets! Most of the walks are circular and suited to family outings. Some make use of the popular Severn Valley Railway for the return trip: a complete day out. The territory to be explored is the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in south Shropshire bisected by the A49 and centred on the little town of Church Stretton. The pleasures of river walking will be contrasted with the high moors of the Long Mynd, the sharp rocky spine of the Stiperstones, and the long windy ridge of Wenlock Edge. There is a magic ring to the very names of these places, and many have strong historical connections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849655156
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

David Hunter was for many years one of the great army of London commuters, working as a credit manager for a group of department stores and later as treasurer of a large advertising agency. During this time he escaped whenever possible to walk in the Chiltern hills and the North Downs, and made frequent forays along the Ridgeway National Trail. He also wrote features for outdoor and other magazines, and developed his interest in photography, contributing to several photographic libraries.

David and his wife, Vera, moved to Worcester and began walking in the Malverns and around Bredon Hill and the hills south of Birmingham, as well as exploring the territory of the rivers Severn and Wye. He has a particular affection for Shropshire and the Welsh border country. David has had a number of books published, including five guides for Cicerone.
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Table of 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 hermit's 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 Major's Leap walk
7: Ippikin's 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: Caractacus's Last Battle
Walk to Caer Caradoc - a hill camp associated in legend with the British leader
15: An Englishman's 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: Offa's 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 Mortimer's 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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