Burrow Hill, Wart Hill and Hopesay Common
Date
Saturday 2nd June 2018
Start Time
10:15am
Estimated Finish Time
3:15pm
Distance
9 miles
Grading
Leader
Alex Rankin
Contact Details
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Start Point and Parking
Aston on Clun village hall car park
Postcode
SY7 8EH
Map
Not available.
Grid Location
SO3944581568
General Location
From Shrewsbury take the A49 south to Craven Arms, then turn right onto the B4368. On entering Aston on Clun turn left onto Broome road and the village hall car park is on the right
Packed Lunch?
Yes
Pub/Tea Shop
Glebe Farm tearoom or Kangaroo Inn pub
Toilets
Yes.
Car Sharing
9:30am at "Dobbies" services (A5/A49 junction), south of Shrewsbury, in the Little Chef car park
Public Transport
Broome is the nearest railway station located three quarters of a mile along the B4369. Its a 40 minute train journey from Shrewsbury
Walk Summary
A walk up two Iron Age hillforts and a National Trust common near the quiet Clun Valley area. We begin in Aston on Clun passing the famous Arbor Tree. We make a short steep climb of 220 metres to Burrow Hill with its massive ramparts, ditches and a spring. Deer can often be spotted at the top. We continue north along the Shropshire Way through the village of Edgton with its pottery, rebuilt church and old well. We then arrive at Wart Hill a short climb of 50 metres, this smaller hill fort has some good views. We then walk down over Hopesay common, this is an easy place to spot low flying Red Kites and Buzzards. From the bottom of the common it is a short walk to Hopesay village, where there is a Norman church with a 15 century nave roof. We then have the option of visiting either the Glebe Farm tearoom or the Kangaroo Inn pub. A great walk for wildlife and views.
Terrain
A mixture of footpaths, woodland paths, small hills and quiet roads. Some short steep climbs
Ascent
Over 500 metres total ascent
Highest Point
358m