A 9.3 mile circular walk which takes in parts of other walks and the revised Shropshire Way with plenty of interesting houses and farms along the way.

Distance

9.3 miles

Terrain

Flat, undulating, town and country

Start from

Civic Centre, Whitchurch

Nearest to

Whitchurch

Parking

Whitchurch

Map reference

Lat/Long: 52.9683579463, -2.6837933266

OS: SJ542414

The route

A 9.3 mile circular walk taking you through varied landscape enjoying the working countryside, wildlife and local heritage including a number of local farms and halls.

Alkington Hall

By far the largest building in the hamlet of Alkington, the brick-built Hall dates from 1592 when it was constructed for the London merchant William Cotton. In 2010, prompt action by the owners and local fire brigade extinguished a potentially dangerous fire before it did anything more than minor damage.

Dearnford Hall

The Hall was built in brick, dressed with Grinshill stone in the late 17th century. Originally U-shaped, one rear wing was demolished leaving the building L-shaped for many years. In 2005, the original wing was reinstated and extended along with its partner.