Saturday 18 November 2017
 

Walking

Pulverbatch is an excellent base for walking, being located close to the Long Mynd and the Stiperstones as well as being on two long distance paths:

The Shropshire Way is a circular route devised by the Ramblers Association, now generally accepted to start and finish at Shrewsbury, although since the route was first published in 1981 there have been a number of revisions. It provides magnificent walking for most of its length passing through Bridges, Bishops Castle, Clun Castle, Stokesay Castle to Ludlow, the most southerly point. The northerly return takes in Much Wenlock and Wenlock Edge, Ironbridge and the Wrekin. . It is well marked throughout by its distinctive flying-buzzard badges fixed to the majority of the signposts.

The Marches Way is a 204 mile footpath that links Cardiff to Chester by way of the Welsh Marches. The route is indicated by black/yellow waymark discs bearing the words 'Marches Way'.

There are also many good walks for humans and animals within the footpath network of the parish, encompassing hills, old mines, byways and verdant pastures. It is intended to add to this page some circular walks within the parish; any suggestions would be gratefully received.

Photograph of Lawn Hill by Chris James, go4awalk.com

There is an hourly bus service for six days a week from Shrewsbury to Pulverbatch, which terminates at the White Horse Inn strategically located at the end of the lane leading onto the hills. From here, it is possible to connect with the Shropshire Hills Shuttle on weekends and bank holidays between Easter and October, giving you the opportunity to explore the wonderful South Shropshire countryside and its many attractions without having to use your car. You can relax and enjoy the views, or even enjoy a glass of wine or pint of beer with your lunch!.

A number of circular walks in the locality have been documented and waymarked. Leaflets describing these walks are available as downloadable .pdf files from Shropshire Countryside.

For "The most comprehensive resource on the web for books on walking in Shropshire" try bestwalks.com.

When out and about in the country always follow the Countryside Code. Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work:

  • Guard against all risk of fire.
  • Fasten all gates.
  • Keep your dogs under close control.
  • Keep to public paths across farmland.
  • Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls.
  • Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone.
  • Take your litter home.
  • Help keep all water clean.
  • Protect wildlife, plants and trees.
  • Take special care on country roads.
  • Make no unnecessary noise.

Do you know where this old milkchurn is to be found on a Pulverbatch footpath?