A relaxed, six mile walk from The Baron at Bucknell on grassland, forest tracks and minor roads.

Walking with Offa 10: Bucknell & Stowe Hill image

Distance

6.0 miles

Terrain

Relaxed stile free

Start from

Baron of Beef, Bucknell

Nearest to

Bucknell

Parking

The Baron at Bucknell, SY7 0AH

Map reference

Lat/Long: 52.3605357469, -2.9526144538

OS: SO352740

The route

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.

Spectacular views

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.

Wildlife

Stowe Hill is a favourite place for buzzards, skylarks and meadow pipits.

Historic landscape

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

Getting there

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/