3.9 of 5 (8 votes)

Darnford Walk - Golden Valley

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in Shropshire, England, about 3.50km (2.17 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 54m (177ft)
Descent 74m (242ft)
Max. Elevation 410m (1345ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 128m (419ft)
Start & End
Middle Darnford campsite
Distance 3.50km
Duration ~1:00h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 09 Jul 2011
A circular walk from Middle Darnford campsite that takes less than one hour. There are great views of the Shropshire Plain from the Port Way. The Golden Valley is spectacular in Autumn, with Hornbeam and Beech trees along the route.

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Walk Map

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Head right out of the campsite up the road. At the top of the hill, cross the stile into a field. The campsite is a short walk from Ratlinghope, which has a few bus connections to nearby towns.
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Cross the stile and head down the slope into the valley. Head for the bridge which crosses a stream at the bottom of the valley.
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
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At the top of the ridge, join the Port Way. Head left along the path.
About 0.46 km (~0.29 miles) from
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Along the Port Way you will meet the Shropshire Way heading down into Golden Valley. It's signposted 'Darnford Walk'.
About 1.17 km (~0.73 miles) from
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Behind the farm you have a choice - carry on along the valley or head back up to the road.
About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
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Back on the road, turn left to head back to the campsite. Walk uphill through the farm to reach the campsite.
About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from

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