Broseley Wood & Benthall Walk

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Park in Bridge Road, Broseley Wood, near the junction of Spout Lane TF12 5QZ
SJ 672 028
4 miles (6.4km)
1 hour 30 minutes
Some hills
22 March 2015

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.

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Walking in Shropshire

The Walk

Park on the road at Bridge Road, Broseley Wood, near to the junction with Spout Lane.  Walk up Spout Lane.  You will pass a road on the left called the Mines. Keep walking straight on. Eventually you will come to a crossroads. Keep straight on up the track. The footpath bends to the right.  Follow the path around the bend.

Walk into the wood. You come to a gate and a stile. Go over the stile, straight on, ignoring an immediate path left and a path right. After a very short time there are two paths, one to the left and one straight on, take the one to the left. There is a rock face to your left within the wood.

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View from Wyke Lane

 

Pass a pool on your right.  There is no defined edge of the pool so be careful not to step into the shallow water! Go up the hill, up the narrow path. The path continues up and down. Keep to the footpath, with the rock face to your left. Pass a pylon on your left.

When you reach a cottage on your left go past the cottage on to a wide track. Go through a metal/wooden gate. Watch for a foopath forking back on yourself on your right.  Take this footpath.

At the metal gate go left through the wood. The footpath will narrow up a hill. Go over a stile and into a field. Keep to the right hand boundary of the field. Over a stile into another field then over another stile into the grounds of a farm. Go past the farmhouse on your right (it was called Vineyards Farm, but it looks like it may have changed its name) and machinery on your left following the stony path.

You will emerge on a road at Manor Farm. Turn left here.  This is Wyke Lane.  Walk along Wyke Lane for around 10 minutes until the road bends a sharp right.  On the bend take a footpath left. It is muddy here in winter, but not for too long.

You pass a hidden pool on your right. Go over a stile into a field with a pond on your left.  Keeping  the field’s edge on your right follow the footpath imprinted in the grass.

Go over a stile. Follow the path and go over a stile into a road.  Turn right.  You will see the church gate/archway (St Bartholomew’s). Keeping this on your left take a few steps and turn left. Go through a wooden gate. Follow the path and go through another wooden gate. Keep following the path.  If you look to the left you will see the wood you walked through earlier.

Eventually you will reach a wooden gate.  Go through this and walk straight on.  This is the path you were on earlier. Re-trace your steps.  When you emerge at the crossroads walk straight on.  Go past the Mines on your right.  Eventually you emerge on Bridge Road.

The Pub

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The Half Moon Pub, 174 Salthouse Road, Shropshire TF8 7LP

Drive to the pub, which is on the same side of the river. Go down Bridge Road towards the river and turn right before the bridge. There are signposts to the pub.

The pub is basic (probably because it does get flooded), but the setting is beautiful along the banks of the River Severn. You can sit outside. When we visited there were extensive construction works going on. The staff were friendly and atmosphere was good. The wine was Chardonnay at £3.90 for a 175 cl glass.

 

Lyn says: A popular walk on well sign-posted paths where you will also see Benthall Hall and Church. 

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Sheep in field before the farmhouse which was Vineyards Farm

Enjoy these wonderful walks and take care

From Helen & Lyn of Walking & Wine!