SJ 813 043
3 miles (4.8km)
5 January 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 and exit under the archway turning right into Station Road. Keep to the left hand side pavement and eventually you will go under the railway bridge and reach the A41. This is an extremely dangerous road. Cross with care, going straight on down the road opposite. Take the first turning left at the barns, walking down Blue House Lane.
You will reach a hidden lake on your left and a silver metal gate and stile on your right. Take a quick look at the lake, then right over the stile into a field. There is a well defined footpath across the field (half left). At the edge of the field walk over the footbridge then over another stile. Follow another well defined path across the field to a metal gate. (There is a beige and brick cottage to your right). At the road turn right and at the beige and brick cottage take the stile left into the field. Over the stile, walk along the public footpath, keeping the hedge on your right.
At the end of the path go over a stile into a road. Turn left. This is Shackerley Lane. You are on the edge of the RAF Cosford base. Walk along the road signposted to Albrighton until you reach the A41. Cross over with care and walk along Rectory Road. Pass Donington Parish Church on your left. When you reach a nature reserve on your right called Donington & Albrighton Nature Reserve you will go through here, through the green gate, but before you go through, a few yards ahead on your left is Albrighton Pool. Take a quick look, then return, through the green gate and through the nature reserve. Follow the winding path through the nature reserve. Eventually you will reach a green gate. Through the gate and turn left on to the main road. Walk along the footpath back to the Crown Pub.
The pub is traditional, warm and friendly. The wine was a Hardys Chardonnay at £3.15 for a 1.75cl glass. No music this time, but plenty of cosy atmosphere!
Lyn says: This walk is great for a lazy afternoon stroll. It is flat but with varied scenery and a lovely pub a the end.
Enjoy these wonderful walks and take care
From Helen & Lyn of Walking & Wine!