Hillwalking in Shropshire

Featuring 1:50K OS mapping (shown at 1:40K for greater clarity), step-by-step route descriptions, as well as information on accommodation, getting around, bases for the Shropshire hills and history of the region, the guide details ...

Hillwalking in Shropshire

Guidebook to 32 walks in the hills of Shropshire. The walks, which are graded easy, moderate or hard, range from 3 miles (5km) to 12 miles (19km) and can be walked in all seasons. The selected routes take in highlights such as The Wrekin, Wenlock Edge, Long Mynd and Stiperstones, Castle Ring and Bury Ditches. Many routes start near delightful towns and villages including Church Stretton, Ludlow and Bishops Castle. Featuring 1:50K OS mapping (shown at 1:40K for greater clarity), step-by-step route descriptions, as well as information on accommodation, getting around, bases for the Shropshire hills and history of the region, the guide details everything you need to walk in Shropshire - and more. From Neolithic standing stones, Bronze Age stone circles, and hilltop forts dating back to the Iron Age, Shropshire offers more than just picturesque landscapes and rewarding walking. Discover history on the hills as well as natural beauty, all within easy driving distance from Birmingham and Manchester.

Geology of the Country Around Church Stretton Craven Arms Wenlock Edge and Brown Clee

8889 View west across Church Stretton valley towards the Long Mynd , Church
Stretton . 8894 View ... 8913 View south - east to Wenlock Edge , Brown Clee and
Titterstone Clee from Uriconian hills west of Woodgate Cottage . 8922 View ...

Geology of the Country Around Church Stretton  Craven Arms  Wenlock Edge and Brown Clee


The Geography of British History

These ridges enumerated in order from the Welsh border eastward consist of the
chain known as the Stiper Stones , the Long Mynd , the Caradoc Hills , Wenlock
Edge , and the Clee Hills . All but the last - named of these have a general ...

The Geography of British History


The Geography of British History a Geographical Description of the British Islands at Successive Periods from the Earliest Times to the Present Day with a Sketch of the Commencement of Colonisation on the Part of the English Nation

... are arranged in several distinct ridges , divided by intervening valleys . These
ridges enumerated in order from the Welsh border eastward - consist of the chain
known as the Stiper Stones , the Long Mynd , the Caradoc Hills , Wenlock Edge ...

The Geography of British History  a Geographical Description of the British Islands at Successive Periods from the Earliest Times to the Present Day  with a Sketch of the Commencement of Colonisation on the Part of the English Nation


Best Shropshire Walks

Introduces 30 walks in an area which has rightly become popular with walkers. This book helps to meet the demands of those who seek the tranquillity of Shropshire, escaping to delightful villages such as Claverley, Neen Sollars and Myddle.

Best Shropshire Walks

Introduces 30 walks in an area which has rightly become popular with walkers. This book helps to meet the demands of those who seek the tranquillity of Shropshire, escaping to delightful villages such as Claverley, Neen Sollars and Myddle. It contains information on pubs, refreshment, local attractions and public transport.

Blue Remembered Hills

Now, for the first time, these stories from the Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge, the Clee Hills, and the Stiperstones have been committed to print. Follow in the footsteps of A.E. Housman, Mary Webb, Bruce Chatwin, and John Osborne.

Blue Remembered Hills

The Shropshire Hills are alive with stories, although all too few of these are known to the casual visitor or even to the interested long-term resident. But each year, a lucky few will hear these weird and wonderful tales as they accompany landscape detective Keith Pybus on his walks around this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Now, for the first time, these stories have been committed to print for all to enjoy. Follow in the footsteps of A.E. Housman, Mary Webb, Bruce Chatwin and John Osborne to rediscover this lovely part of England. Meet three local ‘Grand Designers’ and explore the mansions they built with the fortunes they made. Find out what brought Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother, Lucien, to the Ludlow social scene. Read the hair-raising tale of Molly Morgan, twice sentenced to transportation. Ponder over the mysterious case of the wretched maid of Ferney Hall. Ache at the heart-wrenching stories of children banished to the New World on the Mayflower. Stories that will surprise and move you and make you want to find out more about the Shropshire Hills.Of course, explorations are not just into the past. Every year thousands of ‘foodies’ attend the Ludlow Food Festival, and its markets and restaurants could not exist without the unique and varied produce of local farms, moors and hedgerows. Church Stretton, Shropshire’s very own spa town was once promoted as ‘Switzerland without wolves and avalanches’. And Rectory Wood was recently voted the least stressful location in England.So join Keith Pybus on an unforgettable adventure through the Shropshire Hills in all their glory. Feel the breeze in your hair, just as you feel the history at your back...

The West Midlands and the Peak District Rough Guides Snapshot England

Ironbridge Gorge > Much Wenlock > Wenlock Edge > Shrewsbury > Church
Stretton and the Long Mynd > Ludlow > One of England's largest and least
populated counties, Shropshire stretches from its long and winding border with
Wales to ...

The West Midlands and the Peak District  Rough Guides Snapshot England

The Rough Guide Snapshot to The West Midlands and the Peak District is the ultimate travel guide to this varied part of England. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Shakespeare's Stratford to Ironbridge Gorge, and vibrant Birmingham to the bucolic Peak District. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to England, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around England, including transport, food, drink, costs, festivals, sports and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to England. Full coverage: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Coventry Cathedral, Worcester, Great Malvern, Hereford, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, the Wye River Valley, Hay-on-Wye, Ironbridge Gorge, Much Wenlock and Wenlock Edge, Shrewsbury, Church Stretton and the Long Mynd, Ludlow, Birmingham, Lichfield, Derby, Ashbourne, Hartington, Buxton, Castleton, Edale, Hathersage, Eyam, Baslow, Chatsworth and Bakewell. (Equivalent printed page extent 98 pages).

The Geography of Great Britain by George Long and George R Porter

Wes of Wenlock county near Bewdley on the borders of Edge , and nearly
parallel to it , is the Staffordshire and ... and thus the general Welsh mountains -
called the Long- slope of these natural divisions may be mynd- the greatest
elevation of ...

The Geography of Great Britain by George Long and George R  Porter


Walking the Shropshire Way

A two-week circular trail including the Wrekin, Stiperstones and Wenlock Edge
John Gillham ... Shrewsbury to Bridges, onwards over the Long Mynd to Ludlow
and back to Wem via the Clee Hills, Wenlock Edge, Ironbridge and the Wrekin.

Walking the Shropshire Way

This is the official guide to the Shropshire Way, which consists of a northern and southern loop that both start in Shrewsbury. Each loop can be completed in a week or combined to form a two week 182 mile (290km) circuit that visits Stiperstones, Ludlow, Wenlock Edge, Ironbridge and the Wrekin. Split into 15 stages, this walk requires moderate fitness to cover the daily distance of 10 to 15 miles. The guide also includes the Stretton Skyline Walk, a 20 mile (32km) walk over Shropshire's peaks and ridges, which can be split over two days with an overnight stay in Church Stretton. For both the main route and the higher-level Stretton Skyline Walk, this guide provides in-depth route description and 1:50,000 OS mapping to aid navigation, along with information about accommodation, public transport and local services. The guide also offers plenty of insight into Shropshire's vibrant history and fascinating geology. The Shropshire Way visits some of England's most serene and beautiful scenery, as well as key historical sites including Ironbridge, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Through tranquil countryside and medieval market towns, this route explores all the best that the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB) has to offer.

The Geography of Great Britain

West of Wenlock county near Bewdley on the borders of Edge , and nearly
parallel to it , is the Staffordshire and ... and thus the general Welsh mountains -
called the Long- slope of these natural divisions may be mynd -- the greatest
elevation ...

The Geography of Great Britain


Pub Walks in Underhill Country

Answer: Wenlock Edge and the Long Mynd, part of the Shropshire Hills Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty. As if he'd forgotten! 'Mynd' is a corruption of mynydd,
the Welsh for mountain, and although the Long Mynd is neither that long, ...

Pub Walks in Underhill Country

Pub Walks in Underhill Country by Nat Segnit is a cunning, hilarious and heartbreaking novel that takes the form of a guide for walkers but is really a whole lot more . . . 'Start by turning right out of the main entrance of Malvern Link railway station . . .' So begins Graham Underhill's guide to rambling in the West Midlands. But it is not many yards before Graham has gone completely off track, all but abandoning the route ahead to exult in his love for his beautiful if headstrong wife Sunita. Along the way Graham treats us to his intemperate views on mountain bikers, litter louts, landscape photographers, and the Highways Agency, who are intent on building a bypass through his home. At least he has Sunita. Or does he? With each walk it becomes clearer that the paths of Underhill Country lead into treacherous terrain. 'If Vladimir Nabokov had written episodes of The Archers (with a little script advice from W G Sebald), then he might just have struck a note that chimed with the peculiar music of this beguiling first novel' Independent 'A metafictional escapade . . . has both Nabokov and Alan Partridge as its forebears' Daily Telegraph 'Has echoes of Mike Leigh's best films and Paul Torday's smash debut, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' Daily Mail Nat Segnit lives in London. His journalism and stories have appeared in several national newspapers, and his play, Dolphin Therapy, and two co-written comedy series, Strangers on Trains and Beautiful Dreamers, were broadcast on Radio 4. Pub Walks in Underhill Country is his first novel.

The Morville Hours

But for the principal features of the landscape the Anglo-Saxons co-opted the old
British names: the Wrekin, the Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge, the rivers Severn and
Teme, the forest of Wyre. A name is a name, one as good as another — why ...

The Morville Hours

In 1988 Katherine Swift arrived at the Dower House at Morville to create a garden of her own. This beautifully written, utterly absorbing book is the history of the many people who have lived in the same Shropshire house, tending the same soil, passing down stories over the generations. Spanning thousands of years, The Morville Hours takes the form of a medieval Book of Hours. It is a meditative journey through the seasons, but also a journey of self-exploration. It is a book about finding one's place in the world and putting down roots.

Shropshire

This habit recognizes the different geography and character of this region . Much
of it is hill country , since the county is traversed by pronounced ridges , Wenlock
Edge and the Long Mynd , which lie in a north - east to south - west direction .

Shropshire

The Records of Early English Drama volumes make available historical transcripts that provide evidence of early English drama, music, ceremonial, dance, and other forms of communal public entertainment in Britain before 1642, together with the necessary interpretive introductions and notes to explicate the materials for the reader. Shropshire, in two volumes, is the eleventh publication in the series. In the introduction Alan Somerset surveys the social and economic history of each major borough and provides a commentary on the major issues raised in the documents. He discusses travelling performers routes, the places they performed, and the remarkable public exhibitions of high-wire artists, camels, bears, and giants. The records for this county are rich and varied, providing new detail about local playing and festivities. From Shrewsbury for example, comes the complete documentation of a unique, semi-circular outdoor amphitheatre. The documents reveal much - from robbery and riots - to the sometimes acrimonious disputes that show the growing Puritan opposition to sports, which attempted to combat an equally stubborn affection for traditional customs. These records are an invaluable addition to the scholarship of early drama, establishing as they do part of the total context of the great drama of Shakespeare, his predecessors, and his contemporaries.

The Midlands Best Views

The Long Mynd has a character far from the fertile Severn Vale, as if deep into
Wales or on the heights of Exmoor. ... Further south can be seen the long sweep
of Wenlock Edge, its slope clothed in a strip of continuous woodland. To the ...

The Midlands  Best Views

England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from the heart of England, including Broadway Tower, Chipping Campden, Clee Hill, Ironbridge Gorge, Malverns, Tyndale Monument, Chatsworth, Kinder Downfall, and more - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining and erudite entries provide the rich historical, geographical, botanical and architectural background to the Midlands' breathtaking sights both iconic and undiscovered. Filled with roman roads, cliff-tops, follies, mountains, ancient castles, rolling forests and heart-stopping moments, you'll soon wonder how you chose walks, mini-breaks or spontaneous diversions without it.

The Hidden Places of England

Along with man - made s places of interest , visitors will find spectacular scenery
around Wenlock Edge , Long Mynd and Clun Forest and the extraordinary Tar
Tunnel . Ludlow Often referred to as ' the perfect historic town ' , Ludlow has more
 ...

The Hidden Places of England

England's landscape is as diverse as its culture. It is a country with magnificent landscapes. This guide looks at the more established places of interest throughout the country, but it also focuses on the more secluded and little known visitor attractions and places to stay, eat and drink.

One Man s Way the interviews

My house is tucked at the foot of the Long Mynd hill range and I start by driving to
its summit. I never tire of this ... I head on bendy roads past little villages with story
book names and straighten out to scoot past the northern tip of Wenlock Edge.

One Man s Way    the interviews


The Rough Guide

... reached via dark passageways snaking through the rock . Bus # 572 runs from
Shrewsbury to Hodnet ( 30 mins ) on Tuesdays and Sundays , from where it ' s a
two - mile walk to the park . The Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge The Long Mynd ...

The Rough Guide


The Shropshire Hills Landscape

The narrow , ridge - like summits of the Stretton Hills at once echo the linearity of
Wenlock Edge ... Beyond the Long Mynd lie the Stiperstones , a significant hill in
its own right , distinguished by shattered outcrops of sharp rock along its summit ...

The Shropshire Hills Landscape


Guesthouses Farmhouses and Inns in Britain

... to visit Within a short distance of Diddlebury are dozens of fascinating places to
visit. it is close to Wenlock Edge. described by A E Housman in 'A Shropshire Lad
' and only slightly further from Clee Hills. the Stretton Hills and the Long Mynd.

Guesthouses  Farmhouses  and Inns in Britain