Guide Book PDF - Shropshire Walking

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Guide Book PDF - Shropshire Walking

Bell pits on Brown CleeRoute 6Cold Green toWilderhope ManorBrown CleeBrown Clee is Shropshire’s very owntwin peaks. Clee Burf and Abdon Burf,both now topped with towers once weresurmounted by ancient earthworks,Bronze Age cairns, two great Iron Agesettlements and medievalcoal mines, even Stone Agetools have been found here.Now all has been sweptaway by great machinesand little is left but toweringheaps of spoil, water filledquarries and the gauntskeletons of once so busyworkings. An inclined planeover 2 kms long took thecrushed stone to the railwayin Ditton Priors. Now all isslipping back to nature.Wilderhope ManorPerched high on Wenlock edge is thepicturesque Elizabethan Manor houseof Wilderhope. Thomas Smallman, aMajor in the Royalist Army once livedhere until caught by the Roundheads. Bysome miracle he escaped on horse andgalloped the length of Wenlock Edgeonly to be surrounded. In desperation heleapt from the cliff. The horse died buthe fell into a crab apple tree and lived.Now his ghost is said to haunt the spiralstaircases of the Manor.CorvedaleWilderhope ManorWhat a contrast to Brown Clee, a gentlerolling dale with the memories ofbusier times. When iron from the hillwas smelted to make the cannonballsthat helped defeat Napoleon. Vanishedvillages where the churches are the onlyremains of once thriving communitiesabandoned when the Country entered amini ice age.Walking the Shropshire Way overBrown Clee to Wilderhope Manortakes you through a landscape usedby man for centuries.On Brown Clee it’s a different world ofhigh moor and windswept hill so hopefor good weather and make sure you arewell prepared. This is no gentle countrywalk. You will be at the highest point inShropshire and there is no higher land tothe east until the Urals. This hill has seenit all from Iron Age man to Iron mines,from tar pits to telecommunications.But there are more treats in store.Corvedale, so little explored and so fullof treasure: Norman castles, vanishedvillages, great black and white manorhouses and a quieter way of life.As Housman said:“Wenlock edge was umberedAnd bright was Abdon BurfAnd warm between them slumberedThe smooth green miles of turf”.Discover ShropshireBrown Clee pathDesigned by MA Creative • www.macreative.co.uk


EatonMillCorftontonWall UnderHaywoodAbdonLibertyAbdonBurfBROWNCLEE HILLClee BurfHaytonsBentWENLOCK EDGEWenlock Edge & the Long MyndRushburyLongville inDiscover Shropshirethe DaleWilderhope ManorHungerfordB4368ShiptonHoldgateB4378Stanton LongRoute 6BrocktonB43680 KILOMETRES 2 3 40 MILES 1 2Ditton PriorsMunslowTugfordCleobury NorthDiddleburyAston Munslow6Brown CleeCircular WalkBurwartonB4364CockshutfordDIFFICULTY: some steep sections andhigh moorlandClee St Margaret11 mile sectionGreat SuttonFor a more detailed map andLittle Suttoninformation visit:www.shropshirewalking.co.ukCold WestonStokeSt MilboroughColdgreenWheathillShropshire Way Footpaths BridlewaysTitterhillCircular walkVisitor Information CentreCaféPublic HouseToiletsBuilding of Historical InterestCastleGardensVisitor AttractionsHill summitPlace of WorshipCaravan/Camping SiteMuseumCar ParkingRailway StationEnglish HeritageNational TrustForestry CommissionYouth HostelOpen Access landHoptonChangeford500m400m300m200mCold GreenClee BurfB4364CleedowntonAbdon BurfBrown Clee100mKilometres 2 4 6 8 10BromdonHoldgate0 Miles 24 6 8 10WilderhopeManor12 14 16 18Crown Copyright. All rights reserved. Shropshire County Council 100019801. 2009

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