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South Shropshire Group

We are the South Shropshire Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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Overview

Join our welcoming and friendly Group for some pleasant, energetic but easy-paced hike and chat in the picturesque countryside above Churchstoke (Yr Ystog). On our journey we get acquainted with our three hills whilst enjoying the breathtaking and spectacular panoramas they afford over the Shropshire Hills, the Welsh Marches and the Cambrian Mountain ranges on the horizon. As well as witnessing these stunning views, we get to pass an iron-age fort, bronze age burial cairns and a National Nature Reserve.

Todleth Hill (287m), the most modest of our trio, has been home to mines and agriculture since ancient times. Roundton Hill (370m) has been declared an official National Nature Reserve due to its unusual volcanic geology, with its exposed rocks and rare flora. Corndon Hill (513m), the daddy of the group, has historically been a focal point for the whole area and has been the focus of human activity since prehistoric times with a number of Bronze Age burial cairns near its summit.

Sunday, 18 August 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
3:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
15km / 9.3mi
Ascent:
533.4m / 1750ft
Type:
circular

Whilst we will not ascend to any of the actual summits (especially Corndon Hill where our path circumnavigates at 375m) the walk is hilly and in parts strenuous. The total ascent is 535m / 1750 ft and there is an elevation diagram included (image 2 above).  That said we will avail ourselves of lots of opportunity for an easy pace and the catching up of breath.

The majority of the route is by well established pathway and there are a few small sections along quiet roads.

We are a very gregarious lot and welcome and encourage walkers from outside our Group (if so please contact me by the email link). As always we will have an 'elevenses' break as well as a lunch stop so bring your packed lunches (there are no shopping facilities en route).

Toilet facilities are available in Churchstoke (Yr Ystog) outside the Co-op store at the start / end point

The three hills are all situated in Wales - Gobeithio y gwnewch fwynhau eich ymweliad.

Any late changes, including weather related or similar will be communicated via the group WhatsApp or via the submitted email.

Features

  • Toilets available
  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SO 28044 93810
Nearest postcode:
SY15 6AR
what3words:
guarding.sleeper.ignore
Start time:
10:00 am

Churchstoke Shopping Centre free car park. We will meet up in the eastern carpark (furthest away from the village). If you can see the bottled water company offices you are fine, if you can see a laundromat, the parrot’s cage and a tattoo parlour then you are in the wrong part. Please be wary Churchstoke (and all of Wales) have a 20mph speed limit which is starting to be actively enforced.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking