Rhydycroesau - Craig-y-rhiw Circular

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This is a walk in England where all the place names are in Welsh. No prizes for guessing who fixed the border. A good part of this walk is in woodland whose owners go out of their way to make walkers feel welcome. If you have a GPS, you can download the track of my own walk from the 'related downloads' tab. The woodland and especially the woodland edge is rich in plant and animal life. The MoD link below discusses this. Naturalists and geologists will find plenty to interest them.

Most of the paths are easy - the steepest descent has steps and the main climb is steady rather than steep. In good conditions there are long views into England, with the Wrekin clearly visible some 28 miles away.

After your walk, there's a high quality hotel nearby for refreshment.

Please note the 'alternative route' section under 'additional information'.

England - Central England - Shropshire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Wildlife, Woodland
2/8/2019 - Philip Ingram

Thank you for your comments, Bruce. I have not had time to check the affected part of the route myself but have checked out and written notes for an alternative route to WP09 in the 'additional information' section. I have also modified the text for WP13. I'm glad I wasn't around when the sycamore blew over! The farmyard around 17 and 18 has been tidied, which makes life easier at that point.

1/27/2019 - Bruce Turner

We have just completed walk 6616. A couple of points need updating. Firstly, at Waymark 5, a metal gate now blocks the path. The catch has been bent shut and the gate has been boarded from post to post, leaving a wide obstacle to climb. Secondly, the sycamore at Waymark 12 has blown over.

5/4/2015 - paul smith

This is a great walk with a bit of everything forestry and countryside. Well worth the effort.

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