Walking 10 miles along The Shropshire Way from Ludlow to Cold Green will take you through a landscape sculpted by man for the last 3000 years. Beware though the weather on this hill can be unpredictable.

Distance

10.0 miles

Terrain

Some steep sections and high moorland

Start from

Ludlow

Nearest to

Ludlow

Parking

Ludlow

Map reference

Lat/Long: 52.368050544, -2.7233613

OS: SO508747

The route

Caynham Camp, an amazing Iron Age hillfort with its tiered terraces and wonderful views over Ludlow. A maze of small villages and hamlets that housed the many quarrymen of Clee Hill. The deserted quarries that sounded to the shouts of mean, the blast of black powder and the whistle of steam. Now the modern radars silently search the skies and the bare open moorland is seemingly untouched by anything more than nature.

Caynham Camp

An amazing Iron Age hillfort with its tiered terraces and wonderful views over Ludlow. A maze of small villages and hamlets that housed the many quarrymen of Clee hill. The deserted quarries that sounded to the shouts of men, the blast of black powder and the whistle of steam. Now the modern radars silently search the skies and the bare open moorland is seemingly untouched by anything more than nature.

Take some time to explore this ancient hill fort with its well preserved ramparts and terraces; it was occupied 3000 years ago. Once it would have been so busy, full of noise, people, animals and smoky round houses; now it stands quiet. In those days the view would have been woodland, now it a quilt of farmland in which Ludlow stands proud.

Ludlow

As Betjeman said – “The most perfect town in England” built 900 years ago by the Normans and steeped in history at every turn. A true market town with so many delights to tempt the tired walker to linger and stay a while.

Titterstone Clee

The third highest hill in Shropshire has been worked since the Iron Age. Once a huge stone-walled hill fort covered the top but little can now be seen. The hill has been carved away and reshaped in the search for coal, limestone and dhustone. Dhustone, the hard dark rock that is crushed to carpet our roads: Little pieces of Shropshire found all over the Country.

Sheet

BEWARE – the route from the village of Sheet is along a narrow road with no footpath and a blind bend. If you are in a large group or worried about the traffic then take the detour through Lower Ledwyche and backtrack to Caynham Camp.