Thank you to all the usual suspects for making the 2022 Titchmarsh Walking Group away weekend yet another memorable occasion! The location of this year’s event was Bishop’s Castle near Church Stretton – a quirky little place nestled at the foot of the Long Mynd. There were twenty adventurers in the group and a good time was had by all. The walks were great. The food was great. And above all, the company was great.
Shropshire is a beautiful county with endless, open, rolling countryside – where time and noise appear to stand still. Bishops Castle is very close to the Welsh border in an area often referred to as the Welsh Marches. The area is criss-crossed with footpaths, byways and old drovers routes so is a huge magnet for walkers. A perfect destination of the 20 Titchmarshians to step out – uphill and down dale – and blow out a few cobwebs.
There were three walks in total. The first, an 8 mile stretch up, across and down the imposing Long Mynd with steep ascents and incredible views overlooking Shropshire and beyond.
The Sunday walk was a 4.5 mile saunter across the farmland surrounding Bishops Castle. This started out rather misty but cleared towards the end. The landscape is so big and so empty that we only met one other walker – but lots of sheep and cows!
The final walk on Monday was a tough 11 mile hike along Offa’s Dyke and the Shropshire Way to the small town of Clun. This outing featured some of the steepest terrain of the extended weekend. It wasn’t for the feint hearted.
Not everyone did every step of every walk. Walking Group weekends are tailored to the members of the group – so everyone had their own challenge. Well done and thanks to everyone who came along and made the weekend so enjoyable.
The Titchmarsh Walking Group is a great way to get out, get fit and meet new people. It meets on the first Saturday of every month on the Village Green. For more details, please contact Maggy Chapman at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shropshire is great walking country and anyone interested in nature and the outdoors should certainly give it a look. Click here to see more….