SJ 685 – 979
4 miles (6.43km)
1 hour 20 minutes
One quite lengthy climb
23 February 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
With your back to the main road (B4373) at the junction with Britons Lane and Bould Lane, you’ll see Britons Lane is to the left uphill and Bould Lane is to the right downhill. Walk left up Britons Lane.
Keep walking until there is a sharp bend to the left. There is a sign to Tasley/Bridgnorth, follow the road as if you are going to Tasley/Bridgnorth, ignoring a right turn to Willey.
More walking until you come to a stile on your right with a public footpath sign which is opposite a track left. Turn right and climb over the stile. On the stile look across the filed, a half left and you will see a stile/gate on the opposite side of the field. Walk across the field to the gate. Go through the gate and turn right up a stony track which is Jack Mytton Way. There are hedges either side.
Walk up along Jack Mytton Way. You pass Firs Farm on the left. Keep walking along the path until you reach a junction where there is a finger post on your right. This is just before the road bends off to the left. Turn right at the finger post into the woods. The post is a bridleway, marked with a horseshoe.
The path drops down on the edge of a fir tree forest emerging at a ‘T’ Junction. There are signs here 69 Shirlett. Turn left here.
Soon you come to a bridge over Lower Pool. Walk over the bridge. At the next junction turn right signposted ‘Broseley’ ignoring the ‘no through road’. At the next junction ignore a left to Broseley and follow the road (Bould Lane) until you are back at the start.
There are no pubs in the vicinity of Linley, so drive north along B4373 towards Broseley. Turn left at Hockley Road. The library car park is on the left. Park here. Walk out of the car park, turn left and left again to get to the Duke of York. The pub is busy, the staff are friendly and there is a very relaxed atmosphere in here. The wine is a Colombard Chardonnay, £2.30 for 1.25ml glass. A real treat.
Enjoy these wonderful walks and take care
From Helen & Lyn of Walking & Wine!