Church Stoke

Church Stoke The four hills of Church Stoke, or Churchstoke as the locals know it, Corndon Hill, Lan Fawr, Roundton Hill, and Todleth Hill - form an unmistakable skyline which displays the most obvious natural feature of the area to its best. Corndon, the highest, rises to 513 metres and presents views across Mid Wales, the beautiful Camlad Valley and over Shropshire. It is a popular vantage point and a launch site for hang-gliding and parascending.

Lan Fawr, at 426 metres with its distinctive camel-like hump shape, forms the prominent western shoulder of Corndon. Views westwards overlook local hill farms and where the River Camlad flows through a deep wooded dingle.

Roundton Hill, rising 370 metres, is declared an official National Nature Reserve due to its unusual volcanic geology, with its exposed rocks and rare flora.

Todleth, a more modest 287 metres, completes the quartet. It is home to agriculture since ancient times, and takes in field enclosures and hill grassland. Mountain Pansy (Viola Lutea) - This is the Churchstoke logo and whilst out and about you may spot these - it is a species of violet that can be found is found in the hills of wales, northern England and all over the highlands of Scotland but not in the far north and hardly at all in central and southern England. The plant is one of the gems of Roundton Hill. Although it is not endangered, the Mountain Pansy is quite rare and the hill's unusual volcanic geology and thin soil allows it to flourish on this National Nature Reserve. The flower comes in a variety of colours, the ones on Roundton being predominantly yellow and blue.

 

Booking Information

Event date 29/04/2018
Registrations taken from 18/03/2018
Booking fee Member £13.00, Non-member £15, Under 18 - half these rates
Location Welsh Borders
This event is full. Please contact the Bookings Officer to join the waiting list
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