Bomere Pool, Lyth Hill & Rea Brook Valley
Date
Saturday 27th October 2018
Start Time
9:00am
Estimated Finish Time
2:00pm
Distance
13.5 miles
Leader
Alex Rankin
Contact Details
or 07818433789
Start Point and Parking
"Dobbies" services (A5/A49 junction), south of Shrewsbury, in the Little Chef car park
Postcode
SY3 0DA
Map
Not available.
Grid Location
SJ486096
General Location
10 mins south of Shrewsbury
Packed Lunch?
Yes
Pub/Tea Shop
Three Fishes pub at Bayston Hill
Toilets
No
Car Sharing
Not available.
Public Transport
None available or not known.
Walk Summary
An autumn colour walk, in the countryside south of Shrewsbury linking: Bayston hill quarry - great for wildlife and hillside views. Bomere pool - a 25 acre mere classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest; the most oligotrophic (nutrient poor) body of water on the Shropshire/Cheshire plain. Lyth hill - the landscape that inspired the work of the Shropshire author Mary Webb who lived there. Bayston hill community woodland - with its pond, orchard and sensory garden and Rea brook valley - a nature reserve/brook that acts as a green corridor for wildlife through the middle of Shrewsbury.
Terrain
Footpaths, woodland and fields
Ascent
Mostly flat
Highest Point
Lyth Hill 163m
Additional Info
Hiking boots recommended. Dogs welcome