Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Eleven Hills in Shropshire and Herefordshire

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Here are a few pictures and maps to supplement the previous three postings on my recent trip to eleven airy summits. There’s also an annotated slideshow here.

1. Caer Caradoc Hill (459 metres): here’s Martin S on the summit.

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Our route was 6.5km, with 300 metres ascent, taking 1 hour 30 minutes.

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2. Wapley Hill (329 metres): Martin thinks he’s on the summit.

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Our route was 3.7km, with 120 metres ascent, taking 1 hour.

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3. Shobdon Hill (326 metres): I think I’m on the summit.

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Our route was 4.9km, with 230 metres ascent, taking 1 hour 20 minutes.

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4. Bradnor Hill (391 metres): Martin S is definitely standing at the summit cairn!

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Our route was 3.7km, with 100 metres ascent, taking 40 minutes.

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5. Hergest Ridge (426 metres): I am undisputedly standing on the highest point of the hill.

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Our route was 6km, with 170 metres ascent, taking 1 hour 20 minutes.

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6. Burton Hill (294 metres): sunlit views guided us to a muddy track.

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Martin scrabbled around in dense brambles before declaring this point the summit.

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Our route was 8.8km, with 330 metres ascent, taking 2 hours.

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7. Titterstone Clee Hill (533 metres): on my own now, with thick fog below the sunlit summit.

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My route was 1.7km, with 110 metres ascent, taking 25 minutes.

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8. View Edge (321 metres): where the summit is in the middle of a private bluebell wood.

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The start and finish of this walk passes by Stokesay Castle.

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My route was 6km, with 220 metres ascent, taking 1 hour 45 minutes.

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9. Callow Hill (334 metres): if this trig point is the summit, indeed, the highest point on Wenlock Edge, it’s deceptively so.

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My route was 2.2km, with 130 metres ascent, taking 40 minutes.

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10. Burrow (358 metres): I lunched here on the summit, surrounded by Iron Age ramparts.

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My route was 4.5km, with 230 metres ascent, taking 1 hour 15 minutes.

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11. Heath Mynd (452 metres): here I am, standing on my final summit cairn of the 48 hour trip, on a lovely sunny afternoon.

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My route was 3km, with 160 metres ascent, taking 1 hour.

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As mentioned above, there’s an annotated slideshow here…. for the unwary to plough through. I enjoyed compiling it anyway, despite battling with the hazy images.

Happy Days!

2 comments:

Dot said...

I’ve been following your hill walking in Shropshire and it looks as though you found some good weather. Lots of places familiar from Ryton days. Interested in the Panasonic saga and wonder what alternative you’ve come up with. Mine still has a few years to go I hope. R&C off to Wales next week and D enjoying a spell on his own allotmenting while M, E and co are in Dunkeld. Love to you and Sue.

Phreerunner said...

We think we have solved the Panasonic issue, which may have been an illusion caused by the greater size of the loaf basket.

Yes, it was good to spend a couple of days in the Shropshire countryside despite the mist, and I have certainly been up some of those hills before.