SJ 813 043
3 miles (4.8km)
22 June 2014
Don’t forget to:
“Seek the Sheep”
Along the walk look out for where sheep is, put your teddy there, take a photograph and email it to us so we can link it to this walk.
Walking in Shropshire
Park in the Crown Pub car park of the Crown Pub. Cross over High Street and turn right. Take the first left along Cross Road. Walk on the pavement on the left side. Just before you get to Newhouse Lane go through a wooden gate on your left into an enclosed path with a wooden fence on the right. You reach a housing estate, keep going straight on. You will see a gravel path to your left. Walk down here. There is a wooden fence here on your left.
Go through a metal gate. Follow the path through a second metal gate. Ignore a stile right and go through a third metal gate. Go through a fourth metal gate and turn right. Go through a kissing gate. Follow the path. Go over a footbridge over a stream. Go through a kissing gate, then a wooden gate. Finally, through a kissing gate on to Woodhouse Lane, turn left.
Go past a house called ‘The Woodhouse’ on your left. As soon as you pass the house turn left, through a metal gate. On the gate is written ‘please keep to the footpath and keep dogs under close control’. Go to the right side of a metal gate, along a path and over a stile. Once over the stile walk a few paces and go over a stile on the right and then another stile. Go over the field, keeping the hedge to your left.
Go over a footbridge over a stream. Go ahead towards, then over a stile. Go through a kissing gate. You emerge on a road, turn left. Cross the road to the pavement on the opposite side. Keep walking until to return to the Crown Pub on your right.
The pub is traditional, warm and friendly. The wine was a Hardys Chardonnay at £3.15 for a 1.75cl glass (as at 13 October 2013). No music this time, but plenty of cosy atmosphere!
Lyn says: You can extend this walk by walking along High Street past the Crown Pub on your right until you reach Rectory Road. Turn right down Rectory Road, then walk past the pond. Soon after on the left is Donington and Albrighton local nature reserve. You can walk through the nature reserve, following the path right. You will emerge on Newport Road. Turn left and walk back along the main road to the pub.
Enjoy these wonderful walks and take care
From Helen & Lyn of Walking & Wine!