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Ascent of Caer Caradoc Hill on 2020-03-17

Climber: David Howells

Others in Party:Jenny Lewis
Date:Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Caer Caradoc Hill
    Location:UK-England
    Elevation:1506 ft / 459 m

Ascent Trip Report

Caer Caradoc Hill
Not as nice a day as yesterday by a long way but this part of the world is always gorgeous. The starting point was the co op car park again in Church Stretton.
Head out of town over the railway line line and head towards New House farm where by the entrance gate to the farm is a style going off across the fields to the right. I forgot to start my GPS so this is marked as my start point.
Follow the hedgerow around to the north and into the little valley below Caer Caradoc. Here is a little footbridge you cross over and shortly after there is a steep path that takes you directly up the hill. It is a good pull to the top but the surrounding views of the Shropshire hills are quite beautiful and the hilltop fort is also quite impressive.
You then simply go all along the spine of Caradoc Hill and down into a valley before finding your way along well marked trails to the bottom of Lawley hill. This is a nice steep pull to the top too and looking back you more lovely views. Another nice ridge walk is in front of you but you are soon coming off the spine of Lawley and down onto the back roads for the long 8-9km hike back to the start point which is all easy enough to find.

Parking and Access: A large car park in town and plenty of others in Carding Hill valley but the whole area does get busy during peak times and weekends.
Route Summary: Back roads and well marked paths and tracks.
Route Statistics: 19km (including the bit I missed off at the start) with 783m of height gain done in 4hrs 49min.

For fuller details, photographs and other parking information of these walks and others see my blog or wikiloc account.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2569 ft / 783 m
    Grade/Class:Moderate hike
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Overcast cool day.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2569 ft / 783 m
    Distance:11.8 mi / 19 km
    Start Trailhead:-1063 ft / -324 m
    Time:4 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Howells
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