Wellington Shropshire

Lyth Hill walk - June 2015

Circular walk - approx 8 miles

We started from the car park at the top of Lyth Hill and walked along the top of the hill admiring the wonderful panoramic view of the Shropshire Hills and across to the Welsh border. We were following the Shropshire Way for the first part of the walk, passing signs for Spring Coppice where novelist Mary Webb lived and wrote most of her novels, inspired by the Shropshire countryside. This was not our route though – we continued down the hill towards Exford Green, where the path turned westward, passing a venison farm with appropriately decorated trees in the garden of the house!

We walked through the village of Longden, passing The Tankerville Arms – no chance of refreshments there as it does not open during the day. We continued on a short distance to a quiet lane to eat our packed lunch.

Having eaten and rested we continued on our way across clearly marked paths and eventually arrived on the outskirts of Bayston Hill – back in town – and we got lost! Sadly, the directions were a little misleading and we made a bit of a detour before we got back on track and walked back to the car park at Lyth Hill.

Once again good weather, good company, good walk.

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