A hilly five and a half mile walk through meadows and woods from The Baron at Bucknell.

Walking with Offa 9: Bucknell image

Distance

5.5 miles

Terrain

Hilly with steep climbs

Start from

Baron of Beef, Bucknell

Nearest to

Bucknell

Parking

The Baron at Bucknell, SY7 0AH.

Map reference

Lat/Long: 52.3605430627, -2.9494720484

OS: SO354740

The route

A hilly five and a half mile walk through meadows and woods, returning by the River Redlake taking around three hours. You will experience spectacular views of the Shropshire hills and see ancient hill forts starting out from the village of Bucknell.

Spectacular views

This walk gives views of Brampton Bryan Hill, with the wooded Coxall Knoll (an ancient hill fort) to its left. Also views of the Chapel Lawn valley, dominated on the far side by the bare hill of Caer Caradoc. This is an Iron Age hill fort with impressive ramparts at the top.

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 visit 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/