Bishops Castle to Clun Round Trip Walk (Walking - Hiking) Route Details

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Introduction

This was a lovely and varied round walk across fields, lanes, by a stream through a little wood starting and finishing at Foxholes campsite at Bishops Castle and visiting a cafe in Clun for tea and cake.

Conditions

Lanes, fields and footpaths. Depending on the weather, there may be a bit of mud at some points although it was dry when we walked in April.

Hazards and warnings

There are stiles on the walk and we had to lift/push/pull our dog Boogie over some of them as they were a bit confusing for her, she managed to jump in a rather inelegant way over most of them though.

Detailed description

A peaceful round walk of about 15 miles across Shropshire countryside with lovely views and a tea shop stop. Starting and finishing at Bishops Castle, calling at Clun on the way.

The walk goes through Bishops Castle before heading off across fields and onto country lanes. We stopped in Clun for tea and cake before heading back to the campsite.

 

 

 

Narrative

For our Easter weekend we decided to try out our camping gear and chose to go into Shropshire for a couple of nights. The weather was fine and from Foxholes campsite we had fantastic views of the surrounding hills and countryside.

After a dinner cooked on our  MSR stove of sausage casserole and rice we looked at possibilities of a walk for the next day.

The morning sun hit the tent and breakfast was enjoyed before heading into Bishops Castle which was the start of the walk.  Time flew by as we walked across fields and lanes taking photos of the views, tulips, primroses and us as we went along.  We picnicked by a stream and on arriving in Clun found a little tea shop where we had tea and cake before setting off on the return to Bishops Castle.

A thoroughly enjoyable walk, some slight hills but not much, a very peaceful route, we hardly saw anyone else and the lanes were quiet with lovely hedgerows.  We also walked through a beautiful wood full of primroses

Boogie was a little confused by some of the tall stiles but managed very well for her 13 years. 

On returning to Bishops Castle we called at the Three Tuns Brewery and enjoyed a pint of 1642.  Boogie had a nap before heading back to the campsite.  A good day.

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