A relaxed, six mile walk from The Baron at Bucknell on grassland, forest tracks and minor roads.
Relaxed stile free
Baron of Beef, Bucknell
The Baron at Bucknell, SY7 0AH
Lat/Long: 52.3605357469, -2.9526144538
A relaxed, six mile walk on grassland, forest tracks and minor roads, taking around three hours. This is a dog friendly walk with no stiles. You will experience spectacular views, hill forts and even see some of the rarer Shropshire bird life.
This walk affords views of the Redlake Valley and the Clee Hills in the far distance. On a clear day you can just make out the ‘golf ball’ of the radar station on the summit of Titterstone Clee.
Stowe Hill is a favourite place for buzzards, skylarks and meadow pipits.
Caer Caradoc, an Iron Age hill fort can be seen on this walk. Caradoc was a British chieftain who resisted the Romans, but was finally defeated in A.D. 51 – was this the site of his last battle?
Food, drink and accommodation
Imagine patrolling the border without a decent pub. How would Offa’s Dyke have been built without them? Over a thousand years later, keep up the tradition and stop for a drink or a bite to eat at The Baron at Bucknell. The Baron at Bucknell is a charming country inn with excellent home cooked food and five luxury en-suite rooms, so you could enjoy the hospitality and then stay the night. Camping is also available. Contact them on 01547 530549 or vist www.baronatbucknell.co.uk
There are other lovely places to stay around Bucknell. See www.exploremortimercountry.com
By train: Bucknell is on the Heart of Wales railway line.
By bus: There is a regular scheduled service between Ludlow and Knighton (738/740) passing through Bucknell. Bucknell is also served by Castle Connect, a 33 seat Shuttle Bus which runs between Ludlow and Bishop’s Castle every weekend and Bank Holiday Mondays, from May to September – www.shropshirehillsaonb.co.uk/things-to-do/shuttles/