Walking this 11 mile section along The Shropshire Way from Clun to Craven Arms will take you through some of the countryside and places that make Shropshire so special.

Shropshire Way Route 3: Clun to Craven Arms image

Distance

11.0 miles

Terrain

Some steep uphill sections

Start from

Clun

Nearest to

Clun, Craven Arms

Parking

Clun and Craven Arms

Map reference

Lat/Long: 52.4241294637, -3.0272211653

OS: SO302812

The route

You will travel along ancient ways, through Iron Age fortresses with their massive defences, down to quiet unspoilt valleys and over common land that has not been ploughed for centuries. Linger in unspoilt villages that have hardly changed since medieval times.

You will travel along ancient ways, through Iron Age fortresses with their massive defences, down to quiet unspoilt valleys and over common land that has not been ploughed for centuries. Linger in unspoilt villages that have hardly changed since medieval times.

Clun

Clun is the smallest town in Shropshire and is smaller than many villages. It’s the only town in the county never to have had a railway line or station.

Bury Ditches

It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good. For decades Bury Ditches, one of the finest hillforts in Britain, was hidden by trees. A winter storm sent the Forestry Commission a message. They felled the remaining trees to reveal the incredible extent of these Iron Age earthworks.