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Earls Hill & Churchill Woods

You can still see the remains of the ditches, from the summit, there is the most fantastic 360° view.

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Earls Hill & Churchill Woods
Earls Hill & Churchill Woods

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03 Mar 2024, 10:00

Pontesbury, Pontesford and Earl's Hill Nature Reserve Car Park, Pontesford Hill, Pontesbury, Shrewsbury SY5 0UH, UK

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About the event

Earls Hill and Pontesford Hill protrude from the Shropshire plains south west of Shrewsbury and mark the start of the Shropshire Hills from the north. The hills were formed millions of years ago by lava which burst through the Earths crust, though neither was a volcano itself. On the top of Earl’s Hill, are the remains of an Iron Age hill fort, constructed about 600BC and you can still see the remains of the ditches, from the summit, there is the most fantastic 360° view. It is recommended you take binoculars. You can pick out the Stiperstones, Long Mynd and The Wrekin clearly, to name just a few. The first section of this 5 mile walk from the car park is steep to the summit, however the remainder of the walk is mainly a pretty woodland walk with a gentle rise back to the car parking towards the end of the route.

Optional Visit to The Nags Head Pub, Shrewsbury Road, Pontesford after the walk

Difficulty: Moderate

Total Ascent: 1167ft

Meet up on the car park of the Swimming baths in Market Drayton, and then travel to the start point from Market Drayton, that way if anyone needs a lift those with cars may be able to assist? 

We leave the swimming baths at: 9.00am prompt.

Date: Sunday 3rd march 2024 

Starting Point: : What 3 words is required for exact location below: ///spenders.royal.equal (10.00am prompt the walk commences)

You must be a member of Drayton Hikers in order to attend this event.

Please let us know whether you want to join the walk by marking the event as "Going" (please don't mark as going, and fail to turn up)

Sorry NO Pets allowed.

Advisory: Please bring warm/waterproof clothing, boots, food and a Hot Drink, dependant on weather.

*You participate in this Walk entirely at your own risk*

 Note* Maximum number of 25 people on this walk, based on a "first come first served basis" event will be closed when full

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