The Stiperstones

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The walk starts from The Bog, an area which even fifty years ago still had some fading signs of the intense industrial activity of Victorian days. Although the start is relatively high, the walk drops down to Stiperstones Village with its comfortable inn, before a steep climb up a deep valley. A short cut avoiding the descent and climb (but also the inn) is suggested. The climax of the walk is the broad ridge with its rocky quartz tors, including the Devil's Chair. From here the views are remarkable - some New Zealanders I met on top raved about it and quite right too.

England - Central England - Shropshire - Shropshire Hills

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Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Moor, Pub, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
25/08/2014 - Stephen Paul Monaghan

An excellent walk, but note that the climb at Point 11 is steep and hard work (many thanks to whoever put the steps in near the top). If you don't want to do this ascent, take the shortcut mentioned in Point 5. It rained heavily when we were near the Devil's Chair, which made some of the rocks slippery (I had a fall). The surface in general along the ridge is not easy walking at the best of times, so don't anticipate striding out on the flat. No navigational issues - easy to follow this walk.

08/08/2014 - Ian Cross

An excellent walk, with excellent directions - I particularly appreciated the inclusion in the walk of Stiperstones village and the climb up from there. It was gratifying to manage the 'strenuous' part of the walk without too much difficulty (though this might have been due to the flight of steps which mercifully assists with the last ascent).

02/06/2011 - Suzanne Evans

Completed this walk yesterday and strenuous is correct as the walk up to the ridge is a real lung buster. There have been some steps cut into the hillside at the 'extra steep pull up' mentioned in section 11. One thing to mention is that the walk along the ridge is really tough going due to the rocky nature of the terrain, however don't let this detract from the wonderful views all around. definately a walk I will do again but its not ideal if you want to cover lots of ground at speed, make sure you account for the time it takes to cover a relatively short distance.

23/04/2005 - allen gollings

Alternative route from point 16. Turn left towards car park,10m before car park turn right along grass path to rejoin at point 18 AG

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