[Hiking] Shropshire itenary

Chris Laidler chrislaidler at hotmail.co.uk
Wed Jan 31 17:58:33 GMT 2007


Below is the itenary for the Shropshire weekend away, cost of this will be 

•	Friday 9th February.
	Depart from university in late afternoon, after a 3hr drive we arrive at 
our temporary base of bridges youth hostel. The hostel really is in the 
middle of nowhere but has a pub next door and is more luxurious than our 
normal camping barns.

•	Saturday 10th February.
Our first day of walking takes us right from the front door of the youth 
hostel on a circular walk across a hill called the Long Mynd with views as 
far south as The Brecon beacons.  Then through a series of pretty valleys of 
which the main one is Cardingmill Valley (nicknamed “little Switzerland”). 
Walk grade (B2)

•	Sunday 11th February
For this day there are two options which will depend on general group 
opinion and weather condition

1.	A shorter walk across one of the local hills, most likely one called 
Caradoc which boasts spectacular views of local counties and much of Eastern 
Wales. Last year this proved to be a good place for sledging ;) Grade (A,2)


2.	A walk along the Severn valley, following the line of the river Severn, 
we then return from a small village called Arley on steam train which was 
used for the start of the recent chronicles of Narnia film. Grade (B,1) – 
there would be charge of about £6 for a ride on the steam train.

You will need to bring,

•	Food for the duration of the trip (I believe the pub next door to the 
hostel does food if anyone wants a meal out one night)
•	Usual hiking gear for two days hiking.

All cooking utensils and bedding will be provided at the hostel, other 
facilities include a lounge / games room, showers.

Hope you can come ;)

Chris Laidler

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