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Richard's Castle to Orleton

A leisurely walk (countryside) starting and finishing in Shropshire, England, about 6.09km (3.78 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:45. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 106m (347ft)
Loss 109m (357ft)
Max. Elevation 230m (754ft)
Elevation (total) 215m (704ft)
Start
Richard's Castle
End
Orleton
Distance 6.09km
(3.78mi)
Duration ~1:45
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 12 Oct 2009
The countryside along the English-Welsh border offers many fine days of low-level walking. This walk passes a 14th Century church and bell tower, The Goggin (what a great name!) and several beautiful hamlets hidden in the hills and woods. The walk can be reached using the 492 bus that runs between Ludlow and Leominster and is one of the Mortimer Country bus walks developed by the local council - download the others at: www.simonholtmarketing.com/ PDFs/MortimerCountryBusWalks(PF).pdf

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Waypoints

OS Grid SO494696
Get off the bus at The Castle pub. Just off the main road in the village is a lane leading to some half timbered cottages and a small green. Keep on to the church and bell tower.
The castle and bell tower About 1.20 km (~0.75 miles) from
OS Grid SO484702
Just nearby is the ancient church of St Bartholomews, which dates back to the 1300s. Just nearby are the remains of a knight called Richard le Scrob's early Norman castle. He was granted the land by Edward the Confessor. The castle predates the Domesday Book!
The Goggin About 1.27 km (~0.79 miles) from
OS Grid SO472698
From the castle, pass through Goggin Copse and onto The Goggin, a tree lined valley. From here, you pass through a section of woodland around High Cullis before reaching Patrick's Hill.
Orleton Common About 1.59 km (~0.99 miles) from
OS Grid SO476683
Just beyond Patrick's Hill is the hamlet of Orleton Common. Carry on along Green Lane to Orleton.
Orleton About 2.03 km (~1.26 miles) from
OS Grid SO491669
The final stop is the village of Orleton. There is another fascinating building here - the 13th century St George's church, The bus stop is just near to The Boot Inn - where better to wait for the bus than in a fine pub like this?

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