Clun Castle and Offas Dyke - 22km

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Dec 18

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22km 6 hours+ Ascent 800 meters

If you don't celebrate Christmas or are smug and have already finished your Christmas shopping, join Will on a hike amongst history in the Shropshire Hills.

Clun is located in the heart of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  This walk takes us from the small town, up onto what was once Clun Forest and along Offas Dyke before dropping back into town.

The walk is approximately 22km long (13 miles) with 800m of elevation, not for the faint hearted.  The route is viewable here.  If you would like a gpx version of the route, contact the leader.

We will get the opportunity to explore the few remains of Clun Castle. "Unusually, the castle's tall 13th century keep is set on the side of its mound. Founded shortly after the Norman Conquest, the castle and nearby settlement prospered until the early 15th century, when followers of the Welsh chieftain Owain Glyn Dwr devastated the surrounding area."

Named after Offa, the Anglo-Saxon king of Mercia from AD 757 until 796, Offa's Dyke is a large linear earthwork that roughly follows the border between England and Wales.  Although its precise original purpose is debated, it delineated the border between Anglian Mercia and the Welsh kingdom of Powys.

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Photos: All photos taken by Will Allaway and used with permission. 


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