Fri 14th April 2023
- Sun 16th April 2023
We have a variety of mini breaks to help you discover Beautiful Britain. This time to the historic town of Church Stretton our base for exploring the Shropshire Hills and an area of outstanding beauty. This weekend is ideal for women preparing for longer summer walks and wanting to stretch their legs and build a little more fitness. Join our local guide Sue for a spring adventure! ON REQUEST as only one room left and going fast!
Dates: Friday April 14th to Sunday 16th April
Please arrive by 4pm on Friday if you can for a short early evening walk. There will be a walk with your guide to familiarise yourself with this beautiful area before a welcome dinner together.
Check out is at 10.30am on Sunday and we will have a morning walk. We want to make the most of our weekend.
Guide: Sue Sharp
Walking Grade: Goat Level 2 with a 10 mile walk on Saturday that stretches your legs as you walk to a maximum height of 469m.
Base: Mynd House, a historic Edwardian Villa turned into a Bed and Breakfast run by local women Liz and her chef partner Jeff known for rustling up delicious breakfasts and packed lunches to power you through the day! They specialise in local produce. We have taken over the guest house so it is exclusively for WalkingWomen guests.
Address: Ludlow Road, Little Stretton, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6RB
There is plenty of parking at the B and B.
For train travellers the nearest train station is Church Stretton with good connections via Shrewsbury or Crewe making it very accessible from across the UK.
The 435 bus takes you to our accommodation or it is a half hour walk or 5 minutes by car or taxi.
For those flying in nearest airports are Birmingham, Manchester or Liverpool.
Come and explore the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a lesser known beauty spot in England and well worth a visit.
Walk among the heather and the history, where the ancient Portway on the Long Mynd gives you views across from Wales to the Wrekin, to south Shropshire and beyond. Feel the calmness, the tranquillity, the space in which to breathe, within the natural beauty of the valleys and streams that melt away from the high heathland.
Climb Caer Caradoc and walk the ramparts of this impressive Iron Age hillfort. Enjoy the company of the many ponies that graze the land alongside the sheep – the Long Mynd has been common land for centuries.
Church Stretton is a pretty and historic market town. It became a health resort in Victorian times, nicknamed Little Switzerland, and before that was known for it’s textiles using local wool. Today it’s home to independent and interesting shops, free-house pubs, cafés and restaurants. Little Stretton, where we’ll be based, has several medieval buildings and an unusual timbered and thatched church, with easy access to stunning walking country.
Itinerary subject to change depending on the weather. Our guide will brief you before each walk.
Day 1 Friday afternoon – a warm up walk
A short walk around Little Stretton
Day 2 – Saturday approx 15km with 469m ascent/descent.
A longer walk from our B&B taking in two hills to the East – Ragleth and Caer Caradoc. These give us fantastic views of the Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge. We’ll stop in Church Stretton on the way back for refreshments and some time to explore the town before making our way back to Little Stretton for the evening.
Day 3 – Sunday approx 10km with 516m ascent/descent.
A morning walk up onto the Long Mynd.