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Walk 1 - Bury Ditches

Of all the soft, round hills that surround Clun, Bury Ditches is perhaps the most obvious and easy to visit. If you enjoy viewing the results of hard manual work, carried out by others without even a spade, then the ditches won’t disappoint. On the other hand, if you believe you may feel threatened by hopeful sheep, chose a different route, or a different pastime.

Walk 2 - Hope Bowdler

Caer Caradoc, the hill on your left as you drive south down the A49, is as dramatic as a sub-500m hill can be - not at all what you expect in the Midlands. Combined with the hills above Hope Bowdler, it makes a kind of horseshoe, with Cardington the heel (or is it the toe?) What keeps the grass so short and springy on these hills? Sheep that are more industrious than the merely hopeful sheep of Clun, that’s what.

Walk 3 - Brown Clee         

                                                             The top of Brown Clee Hill is as high as Shropshire gets, but the sensation is more one of breadth than height. Yes, there are scars, but then you are remarkably close to the industrial West Midlands. Even the horse on your right is galloping across grassed-over quarry spoil. Some of this route can be very overgrown - cover up or be prepared to lose some blood. Or you could just wait for winter.
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Walk 4 - Wenlock Edge (South & West) The first of two attempts at finding Wenlock Edge, which is so obvious looking from the west and yet elusive from other angles. Wilderhope Manor is elusive from almost any angle. Encounters with animals are always a possibility and some are more protective of their territory than others. Some may even deserve everything that’s coming to them on Christmas Day (I don’t mean the horse). Walk 5 - Titterstone Clee Now that Fylingdales has swapped it’s golf balls for a disappointing cheese triangle, you’ll need to search elsewhere for sports-related radar establishments. One half of this hill has been savaged by industry, the other only nibbled at by agriculture, but it’s the industrial half that wins out for interest. Walk 6 - Black Hill A long and misleadingly named route, since it doesn’t include the top of Black Hill, instead visiting the top of Hopton Titterhill, which is very similar in character, but too ridiculous for a title. No great drama here, just that sense of time and distance sliding easily by that walking in the Marches can induce so well. Walk 7 - Wenlock Edge (North & East) If there was little drama in the last walk, there’s even less here, but at least it’s all over sooner, if you find yourself missing it. Better just to resign yourself to the fact that in Shropshire, nothing much happens and takes it’s own sweet time about it. Sitting under a yew, by a church, as sunset makes the sheep glow - that’s as exciting as it gets. Walk 8 - Stiperstones If you’ve had enough of livestock and greenery and livestock chewing on greenery and are longing to scrape your shins to the bone on some bare rock or twist your ankle on loose boulders, here’s your chance, but not until towards the end. And there can surely be no place name more evocative  than The Bog. Walk 9 - The Long Mynd Not only is this mynd long, but wide as well. Cardingmill valley is usually heaving with visitors, some of them carrying on up to Pole Bank, but Ashes Hollow escapes the crowds - it can only be because they don’t know what they’re missing. And why does Ragleth have a pole on the top when Pole Bank doesn’t? It makes no sense.

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Walk 1 - Bury Ditches

Of all the soft, round hills that surround Clun, Bury Ditches is perhaps the most obvious and easy to visit. If you enjoy viewing the results of hard manual work, carried out by others without even a spade, then the ditches won’t disappoint. If you believe you may feel threatened by hopeful sheep, chose a different route, or a different pastime.

Walk 2 - Hope Bowdler

Caer Caradoc, the hill on your left as you drive south down the A49, is as dramatic as a sub-500m hill can be - not what you expect in the Midlands. Combined with the hills above Hope Bowdler, it makes a kind of horseshoe, with Cardington the heel. What keeps the grass so short and springy on these hills? Sheep that are more industrious than the merely hopeful sheep of Clun, that’s what.

Walk 3 - Brown Clee Hill

The top of Brown Clee Hill is as high as Shropshire gets, but the sensation is more one of breadth than height. Yes, there are scars, but then you are remarkably close to the industrial West Midlands - even this horse is galloping across grassed-over quarry spoil. Some of this route can be very overgrown - cover up or be prepared to shed blood, or you could just wait for winter.

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Walk 4 - Wenlock Edge (S & W)

The first of two attempts at finding Wenlock Edge, which is so obvious looking from the west and yet elusive from other angles. Wilderhope Manor is elusive from any angle. Encounters with animals are always a possibility and some are more protective of their territory than others. Some may even deserve what’s coming to them on Christmas Day (not the horse!)

Walk 5 - Titterstone Clee

Now that Fylingdales has swapped it’s golf balls for a disappointing cheese triangle, you’ll need to search elsewhere for sports-related radar establishments. One half of this hill has been savaged by industry, the other only nibbled at by agriculture, but it’s the industrial half that wins out for interest.

Walk 6 - Black Hill

A long and misleadingly named route, since it doesn’t include the top of Black Hill, instead visiting the top of Hopton Titterhill, which is very similar in character, but too ridiculous for a title. No great drama here, just that sense of time and distance sliding easily by that walking in the Marches can induce so well. Walk 7 - Wenlock Edge (N & E) If there was little drama in the last walk, there’s even less here, but at least it’s all over sooner, if you find yourself missing it. Better just to resign yourself to the fact that in Shropshire, nothing much happens and takes it’s own sweet time about it. Sitting under a yew, by a church, as sunset makes the sheep glow - that’s as exciting as it gets. Walk 8 - Stiperstones If you’ve had enough of livestock and greenery and livestock chewing on greenery and long to scrape your shins to the bone on some bare rock, here’s your chance, but not until towards the end. And there is surely no place name more evocative than The Bog.
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Walk 9 - The Long Mynd Not only is this mynd long, but wide as well. Cardingmill valley is usually heaving with visitors, some of them carrying on up to Pole Bank, but Ashes Hollow escapes the crowds - it can only be because they don’t know what they’re missing. And why does Ragleth have a pole on the top when Pole Bank doesn’t? It makes no sense.
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Walk 1 - Bury Ditches

Of all the soft, round hills that surround Clun, Bury Ditches is perhaps the most

obvious and easy to visit.

If you enjoy viewing the results of hard manual work, carried out by others without even a spade, then the ditches won’t disappoint. On the other hand, if you believe you may feel threatened by hopeful sheep, chose a different route, or maybe even a different pastime.

Walk 2 - Hope Bowdler

Caer Caradoc, the hill on your left as you drive south down the A49, is about as dramatic as a sub-500m hill can be - not at all what you expect in the Midlands. Combined with the hills above Hope Bowdler, it makes a kind of horseshoe, with Cardington the heel (or is it the toe?) What keeps the grass so short and springy on these hills? Sheep that are more industrious than the merely hopeful sheep of Clun - that’s what.

Walk 3 - Brown Clee                                                                

The top of Brown Clee Hill is as high as Shropshire gets, but the sensation is more one of breadth than height. Yes, there are scars, but then you are remarkably close to the industrial West Midlands. Even the horse on your right is galloping across grassed-over quarry spoil. Some of this route can be very overgrown - cover up or be prepared to lose some blood. Or you could just wait for winter.
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Walk 4 - Wenlock Edge (South & West) The first of two attempts at finding Wenlock Edge, which is so obvious looking from the west and yet elusive from other angles. Encounters with animals are always a possibility and some are more protective of their territory than others. Some may even deserve everything that’s coming to them on Christmas Day (and that doesn’t mean the horse, which was friendly). Walk 5 - Titterstone Clee Now that Fylingdales has swapped it’s golf balls for a disappointing cheese triangle, you’ll need to search elsewhere for sports-related radar establishments. One half of this hill has been savaged by industry, the other only nibbled at by agriculture, but it’s the industrial half that wins out for interest. Walk 6 - Black Hill A long and misleadingly named route, since it doesn’t include the top of Black Hill, instead visiting the top of Hopton Titterhill, which is very similar in character, but too ridiculous for a title. No great drama here, just that sense of time and distance sliding easily by that walking in the Marches can induce so well. Walk 7 - Wenlock Edge (North & East) If there was little drama in the last walk, there’s even less here, but at least it’s all over sooner, if you find yourself missing it. Better just to resign yourself to the fact that in Shropshire, nothing much happens and takes it’s own sweet time about it. Sitting under a yew, by a church, as sunset makes the sheep glow - that’s as exciting as it gets. Walk 8 - Stiperstones If you’ve had enough of livestock and greenery and livestock chewing on greenery, and are longing to scrape your shins to the bone on some bare rock or twist your ankle on boulders, here’s your chance, but not until towards the end. And there is surely be no place name more evocative than The Bog. Walk 9 - The Long Mynd Not only is this mynd long, but wide as well. Cardingmill valley is usually heaving with visitors, some of them carrying on up to Pole Bank, but Ashes Hollow escapes the crowds -  it can only be because they don’t know what they’re missing. And why does Ragleth have a pole on the top when Pole Bank doesn’t? It makes no sense.

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