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Walk from Country Walking Magazine - April 2012
Well, you have guessed it. After a week of driving the length of the country and seeing the beautiful skies through the windscreen, I conserve enough fuel to get out into the hills on the weekend. And it is raining.
Today's walk comes from Country Walking Magazine. I try and highlight one from each issue to do and this one is taking me over a new hill near Church Stretton. I have completed Pole Bank, Ragleth, Hope Bolder and Caer Caradoc... now it is time for the Lawley.
This is another whale backed hill, an extension on from Caer Caradoc and very similar. Drive for another 10 minutes on from Church Stretton, desperate not to meet any oncoming traffic as the roads are cornwallian in their single laneness. Arrive at the small carpark in one piece.
We get the climbing part of the walk out the way instantly, climbing up the centre of a perfectly shaped hill.
|I fought the Lawley|
|You're so vane|
Down on the ground, we work our way back the way we came, past Penkridge Hall and then out onto a Roman Road. There are two fords to cross but the drought has rendered one obsolete and the other a mere trickle. There really is no need to test your brakes on exit. Friendly, but incredibly smelly cows, between us and the hill.
|Smelling was believing here.|
|Mother and Toddlers gourp runs next to the pole.|
Shame about the weather. Missed out on some tremendous views.