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Earl's Hill Walk

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 On Sunday 2 April, we took a fair trip out to Pontesford, SW of Shrewsbury, for a walk starting and ending at Earl’s Hill nature reserve, led by Alison and Lesley.  

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 It was a beautiful spring day, ideal for walking, and the countryside round there is very pretty, with several hills, woods and ponds noted on the walk.



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There are also a number of quiet lanes  to walk along.




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We also passed through the village of Castle Pulverbatch - unfortunately not stopping at the White Horse Inn 



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 – before having a look at what is left of the motte and bailey castle


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 and then having our lunch on a very pretty and secluded bank


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with a lovely view. 



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                                                                                                               Later, we passed around Lawn Hill



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before climbing back up to Earl’s Hill to finish the walk.  All in all, a really lovely day out.









Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:29  


Walking is Healthy

A recent study of 250,000 commuters showed that walking 6 miles a week is good for you, cutting the riskof cancer and heart disease. See BBC Health News

Walking Etiquette

At the recent AGM, different aspects of walking etiquette were raised by several people.  Just to make sure that things go smoothly in future and that we all look after each other:

1) Leaders – PLEASE don’t make walks significantly longer or harder than they are shown in the programme. If you don’t know how long or hard they are ask Phil to check them for you with Memory Map.

2) Leaders – When you stop to allow people at the back to catch up after a hard stretch PLEASE give those people a chance to rest before starting again.

3) PLEASE DON’T walk in front of the leader, unless you’ve asked first. The leader has to make sure that the slowest walkers are in sight, so can’t always go as fast as you’d like.

4) When you reach a turning point PLEASE make sure that you can see the people behind you and that they know where you’re going.  If possible the leader should post a ‘sentry’ to make sure everybody follows.

5) Similarly, when you pass through a gate in a field with animals in PLEASE DON’T leave it open, relying on people far behind to close it.  Wait, or post a sentry to look after it.

6) Finally, PLEASE be prepared to use your car when you go on the short walks.  The success of the scheme is going to rely on this.


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