Wroxeter Roman City Circular

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Wroxeter Roman City (or Viroconium as it was known then) was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain, having around 5,000 residents. On this walk we pass by the extensive ruins, that you can visit if you wish. We then walk along The Severn Way to the hamlet of Eyton on Severn. It is possible to arrange a visit to the Wroxeter Vineyard (www.wroxetervineyard.co.uk) before taking a gentle climb up Charlton Hill, where the best views on the walk are laid before us, to the picturesque hamlet of Donnington. It is then a gentle downhill stroll back to the start, where refreshments can be taken at the Horseshoe Inn.

England - Central England - Shropshire - Severn Valley

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, River, Stately Home, Wildlife
27/07/2020 - D Richardson

We did this walk on 25/7/2020. We found the guide really easy to follow, instructions were clear and accurate. However, there were a couple of points I thought needed highlighting. At stage 5 - "Go through the gate and follow a narrow track between hedges" - part of this track is now completely overgrown with thick foliage, and is impassable. At this point, we went through a gap in the hedge onto farmland and kept the hedge on the left. When we reached the house, we turned left and rejoined the path that runs alongside their garden. At stage 6, the gate at the bottom of Charlton Hill has no visible waymarker. Also, there is an additional gate to pass through just before the summit (again with no waymarker). We were unsure if we were going the right way at the time, or indeed had right of way, but we reached the road stated in the instructions.

02/01/2012 - Anthony Carroll

Did this walk on New Year's Eve 2011 but starting from & taking in Stage 3, the Roman site with its new Villa (the latter unfortunately closed due to attempted metal theft the previous day.) Consistently good views, for little climbing effort. Mainly on quiet lanes, so a good choice for this claggy time of year. The Guide at Stage 9 seems out of date. The path on the ground now clearly follows the map, although as mentioned it is a negligible detour to follow the hedge if the field is muddy or sown, but keep the hedge on your left. Moreover, the farm road had no less than five Private notices at its N entrance, so they may be understandably concerned over this issue.

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