SJ 383 192
2 miles (3.2km)
Steep up/steep down
19 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 Old Three Pigeons car park. With the pub behind you, cross the main road and go straight on in a road signposted Hopton. Go through the wooden gate immediately on your right, with a sign “Nesscliffe Hill Country Park”. Follow the track. At the junction on paths follow the sign to Kynaston’s Cave. Soon you will come to another sign to Kynaston’s Cave, turn left up the steps up the hill.
You will come to the sheer cliff and will see the Kynaston’s Cave at the top of the steps, but there is no access.
As you look at the cave, turn right and follow the path. It bends to the left and you climb up the hill. At the top you follow the path with rhododendron bushes either side. You may want to walk this route in spring as this is when rhododendron’s flower!
When you come to a signpost one way points to Oliver’s Point, another way points to Kynaston’s Cave, take the other route where the ‘walking man’ points. You come to a gate on the left, ignore this continuing straight on. At another signpost, you will see it says right to Kynaston’s Cave, you need to go there here. It is a ‘permissive bridleway’. When you reach a cottage on your left, turn left signposted to Oliver’s Point. Keep following the signposts to Oliver’s Point.
Eventually you will come to a view point which is Oliver’s Point. With your back to the view point, take the footpath on the left. The path descends. The paths runs alongside a road, keep to the path, do not go on the road.
When you reach a point with a field in front of you, turn left. At the next sign, follow the direction of Kynaston’s Cave. At an opening keep following the footpath with the field to your right. Eventually you will go down some wooden steps and will have completed a full circle. At the signpost turn right and retrace your steps back to the pub.
The pub is traditional and had a roaring fire. The staff were very friendly and the wine was good. (In the summer it is nice to sit in the garden, very tranquil). £3.65 for a 1.75cl glass of Chile Sauvignon Blanc.
Lyn says: An interesting natural area just on the other side of Shrewsbury from Telford to explore. Full of history and stories of a Shropshire Robin Hood. The pub is a gem. Don’t miss it!
Enjoy these wonderful walks and take care
From Helen & Lyn of Walking & Wine!