Church Stretton

StrettonChurch Stretton, in its spectacular setting, is the ideal base from which to explore the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These “Blue Remembered Hills” were lauded in the poetry of A.E.Housman and provided the setting for many of the children’s books by Malcolm Saville.
 
To the east of the town, rises the impressive Caer Caradoc, with its Iron Age hill-fort, offering a stunning vista across to Wenlock Edge and the Clee and Welsh hills, as well as to the other hills in the chain, the Lawley and the Helmeth and, further afield, the Wrekin, all formed 600 million years ago.
 
To the west of the town, you can walk up through the historic Rectory Wood (inspired by Capability Brown) on to the wild heather and bilberry-clad upland moors of the Long Mynd. This landscape, grazed by sheep and wild horses, is dotted with ancient barrows and intersected by picturesque little hollows, scoured out in the Ice Age, known locally as “batches”. The most famous of these is Cardingmill Valley where the National Trust run a tearoom.

Booking Information

Event date 25/03/2018
Registrations taken from 04/02/2018
Booking fee Member £13.00, Non-member £15, Under 18 - half these rates
Location Shropshire
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