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The Lawley Walk

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On a sunny day in July, we drove 50 miles to the Church Stretton area for a walk (and climb) up The Lawley, led by Jo and Peter.










The Lawley is one of a stunning complex of hills and ridges known as the Shropshire Hills, and whilst one of the smaller of these hills, still forms an impressive two mile long ridge rising to 377m above the surrounding countryside.


We started from the car park of The Pound, an excellent country pub based  on the A49 in the village of Leebotwood.  Very soon afterwards, we met these three ‘kids’ who seemingly had their own property.


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We then passed by Penkridge Hall, a beautiful old half-timbered house of 1590 built on the site of a 13th century Preceptory (the headquarters of the local Knights Templars land holdings).

















 Shortly after, we stopped for coffee with a tremendous view of The Lawley ahead.

















Taking advantage of the fine weather, we strolled along the lane which circumvents The Lawley before turning sharp right for a steep climb up to see the raven at the top.





























It was tough but worth it for the fabulous views of the surrounding countryside, including Caer Caradoc, a neighbouring hill of 271m height.



























We could also see Penkridge Hall about a thousand feet below us. 


After descending about halfway down, we stopped for lunch with a view, before reaching the path at the bottom, with views of the surrounding countrysidewhich took us back for an easy walk back to the pub. Some of us stopped there for refreshment (and would recommend the Ludlow Gold).





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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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