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Walking Trails

A visit to Church Stretton would not be the same if you didn't sample some of the magnificent walks on offer in the town and surrounding hills. Why not buy a copy of Ian Jones' booklets describing and illustrating local walks and trails? Two walks that touch the edge of town are to be found in Rectory Wood and Rectory Field and a series of trails ith lovely wooden sculptures at the Longmynd Hotel at the top of Cunnery Road (both detailed below). Other magnificent local walks include many from Carding Mill Valley, (a local tourist honeypot well managed by the National Trust); the Batch from All Stretton; Ashes Hollow from Little Stretton; and Caer Caradoc from Cardington.

Come late summer the Long Mynd is a sea of purple and not to be missed. Along with the heather, a variety of other plants flourish here including bilberry (known locally as whinberry and like a small blueberry). The hilltops are also home to upland birds such as curlew, red grouse and merlin, and you will never be far away from a buzzard circling overhead. Keep your eyes peeled and you will probably see red kite as well. Climb Caer Caradoc and walk the ramparts of this impressive Iron Age hillfort. Sixteen Bronze Age burial mounds can be found on the Long Mynd and the Portway, a 5,000 year old ridgeway once used by Neolithic traders. The Shropshire Hills are believed to have the greatest variety of rock types of any comparable sized area in the UK.

Below you will find listed not only walking companies offering guided walks, fitness walks, boot fitting and more but also descriptions of some of our famous hill ranges with walks you can do on them which you can simply print off.  It is important to remember that any hills can be dangerous in adverse weather conditions, so please ensure that you take appropriate equipment with you.  Lastly, don't forget Church Strettton's Walking Festival held in the first week of June every year when the weather is truly ideal for walking - not too hot but frequently sunny and dry. It's a friendly festival, run by walkers - for walkers. If you want to find out more take a look on this website for more information.


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Secret Hills Walking Holidays

 

Comprehensive walking holidays.

All arrangements made. Full weeks, weekends, mid-week groups especially welcome

Contact: Alan Garner    Tel: 01694 723600
 

Geocaching in Church Stretton Area

 

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positing System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world. Click the more info button to find links to local geocaching trails.