Clungunford - Hopton Castle - Abcott - Clungunford

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The Clun Valley is the setting for this undulating walk, which visits the village of Hopton Castle and the ruin of a Norman stronghold, successfully besieged by Royalists during the Civil War. Starting from the parish hall in Clungunford, you walk west past the church and out of the village. Crossing the Clun, you arrive in the hamlet of Abcott, which boasts fine tea rooms, visited again on your return. You cross the railway, traverse fields, then crest a hill, from where you will be able to gaze down on the castle keep. Passing through the village, you cross more fields and join a track down to the road at Three Ashes. Finally you follow a lane all the way back to the tea rooms at Abcott and on to Clungunford. There are some beautiful views to be enjoyed on the way round this circuit and the traditional English tea rooms also do light meals and are highly recommended.

There are only two stiles but some field-gates may be locked and must be climbed.

Information for Dog Owners: this walk is considered suitable for biddable dogs.

England - Central England - Shropshire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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