Shrewsbury to Nesscliffe Hill Country Park
Date
Saturday 1st September 2018
Start Time
8:00am
Estimated Finish Time
2:30pm
Distance
18 miles
Grading
Leader
Alex Rankin
Contact Details
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Start Point and Parking
Frankwell car park in Shrewsbury, meet at the footbridge
Postcode
SY3 8HQ
Grid Location
SJ489129
General Location
10 minutes from Shrewsbury town centre
Packed Lunch?
Yes
Pub/Tea Shop
The Old Three Pigeons pub
Toilets
Yes.
Car Sharing
Not available.
Public Transport
Shrewsbury bus and train stations are a 10 minute walk from the start point
Walk Summary
A flat linear walk following Route 19 along the scenic Shropshire Way. We follow the river Severn for a few miles passing Charles Darwin's house and garden. We then leave the river walking through woodland and open footpaths along the Severn Way, crossing the river at Thomas Telford's Montford Bridge. We continue to the remains of Shrawardine castle, where some sandstone keep walls and part of the moat can still be seen. Here we leave the Severn Way and walk across farmland and along quiet roads until we reach The Old Three Pigeons pub at Nesscliffe. We then either have the choice of a short 20 minute climb to the hill fort at Oliver's Point passing old quarries and a 15th century outlaw's cave, or going straight to the pub if people prefer! From the top, views of the Breiddens, river Severn and Wales can clearly be seen.

We will catch the bus back to Shrewsbury. Bus stop is opposite the pub.
Terrain
River paths, woodland, farmland and roads
Ascent
Flat all the way with a climb at the end if people wish
Highest Point
Olivers Point 161 metres
Additional Info
Frankwell car park - £4 all day.
Nesscliffe to Shrewsbury bus fare - £3.60
Bus leaves at 15:41 so should be back to Shrewsbury by 16:00