SJ 727 045
3 miles (4.8km)
8 January 2016
Don’t forget to:
“Seek the Sheep”
Along the walk look out for where sheep is, put your teddy or yourself there, take a photograph and email it to us so we can link it to this walk.
Walking in Shropshire
Come out of the Masons Arms car park and turn right. At the ‘T’ junction turn left. Walk along the road till you see a road on your left signposted High Farm and Pool’s Yard go past this junction and immediately past this junction turn left into an enclosed grassed path. Walk along the path. Go through a wooden gate into a grassed area, over one stile, then another, emerging into a field. Cross straight over the field. Aim for a white public footpath post and enter a small wooded copse. After only a few steps you emerge out into another field. Follow the footpath diagonally right across the field. Go through a metal gate and keep following the footpath across the field. Go over a stile on to a road. Turn right.
Walk along the road until the path drops down into a wood. Take the fork to the right. Keep the stream on your left and follow the footpath. Do not go over the footbridge on the left. Follow the path for around 10 minutes until eventually you come to a kissing gate. Through the kissing gate. Follow the path through two more kissing gates to a road.
At the road turn left. You pass Evelith Mill on the left. In line with the house of Evelith Mill, turn right down a bridleway. Follow the path until you come to a ‘T’ junction of paths. Go right. Over a footbridge over a stream and over a footbridge over a wear. Weave around what looks like a garden, through a wooden kissing gate, to the road and turn right on to the road signposted to Kemberton.
Walk along the road for a few minutes until you come to an opening on your right, with a public footpath sign, pointing back on yourself. Go right here down the enclosed path. You will come to a stile on the left. Over the stile where you will see oak trees on your right. At the 4th tree there is a public footpath sign on the tree. At this point do not follow the way the sign is pointing but go along a footpath which should be etched in the grass up a bank towards the telegraph pole (if there is a fence here, keep the fence to your left). At the telegraph pole look up and you will see a tree line. Keep walking and magically the tree line disappears giving way to a ‘lone tree’. Touch the tree and make a wish, you never know it may come true!
At the field ahead, turn right. Then turn left ignoring the gate ahead. Keep the hedge on your right. Go through a gap (right) follow the path to the left. At the road turn left.
At the second house (before the house) you will see a public footpath sign right. Follow the gravel path into a field. Keep going through a field, with the hedge on your right. Eventually you come to another gravel path, then a road. Turn right. At the next junction turn right, then at the next junction turn left and walk back to the pub.
The pub sells a variety of real ales. If nice weather the beer garden is lovely.
Lyn says: We call this the lonely tree walk. A fairly flat walk with some lane and field walking. Some of the lanes can be partially flooded if there has been a lot of rain so something to bear in mind.