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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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  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

A winter walk looping around the Stiperstones via Black Ditch and Blakemoorgate to Lordshill chapel and back through the Hollies and Brook Vessons nature reserves. Great views (weather permitting) of the Stiperstones,  Long Mynd and the Stretton Hills to the east, Corndon Hill and Welsh mountains to the west, Minsterley, Pontesbury and Shrewsbury to the north.

Sunday, 10 December 2023
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
12.9km / 8.0mi
Ascent:
340m / 1115ft
Type:
circular

Starting at 10 o'clock  from the Stiperstones car park OS Explorer 216 grid reference 370977. NB The start point is not the Bog car park near the visitor centre. From the Bog car park, turn right and follow the road uphill round two sharp bends, then take the first signposted left turn and the car park is on the left after about 500 metres.

The walk is approximately 8 miles, with 340 m ascent. 

The weather on Stiperstones can be significantly colder and windier than other parts of the county so warm, windproof layers are recommended. We will walk most of the way on well-defined tracks and paths but some sections are uneven and rocky, while others can be very muddy. Gentle ascents / descents with no steep climbs. A few stiles.

 

Starting point

Grid reference:
SO 37000 97701
Nearest postcode:
SY5 0SL
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Start time:
10:00 am

The Stiperstones car park OS Explorer 216 grid reference 370977. NB The start point is not the Bog car park near the visitor centre. From the Bog car park, turn right and follow the road uphill round two sharp bends, then take the first signposted left turn and the car park is on the left after about 500 metres.

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 quarterly 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