Day Walk to The Long Mynd – 12 March 2016

6 Members were out on the day and we all met at the National Trust car park in Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton to start the walk. The walk took us up the valley to join the main Shropshire Way footpath and along the ridge to Pole Bank (516m) out highest point of the day. On a clear day you can see as far as the Brecon Beacons and the Malverns, but unfortunately for us it was a bit hazy so not such extensive views. We continued along the track and descended down Minton Hill to the tiny but picturesque village of Minton. From here we took the footpath to Queensbatch Mill, crossed the railway on the level crossing and the busy A49 to a track up to Oakwood, and the footpath up to Ragleth Hill (398m), ascending the hill is a bit steep for a while but does level off as you walk along the ridge descending through a wooded area and then out onto a housing estate, recrossing the road and the railway and back into Church Stretton, and back to the carding Mill Valley where we had a well deserved cup of tea and for some a cake before returning back to Nuneaton.

Distance 12 Miles. Ascent 748m.


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