The Welsh Marches

40 Town and Country Walks

Ben Giles

GBP 6.99

Where the lowlands of England meet the hills of Wales, the Welsh Marches of Shropshire and Herefordshire have long been true border country. With a long and fascinating history, there are wooded river valleys, ruined castles, moorland uplands and ancient market towns, making this perfect walking country for those who prefer a gentler pace and time to explore along the way.

This book features 40 circular walks, with many ideal for families, in the heart of the Welsh Marches, taking in the hills of Shropshire, Mortimer and Clun Forests, and the rolling countryside of the Herefordshire Plain all the way to the slopes of the Black Mountains near the border town of Hay-on-Wye.

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The Welsh Marches

At its fullest extent the Welsh Marches comprises not only all the counties in western England that border with Wales, from Cheshire in the north to Gloucestershire in the south, but also some southern Welsh counties, from Monmouthshire in the east to Pembrokeshire in the west. However, the name is more popularly used to refer to the heart of the border territory of England and Wales – roughly the country lying between, and to the west of, the cities of Shrewsbury and Hereford. It is this smaller area that this guidebook covers. Indeed, the Welsh Marches of Shropshire and Herefordshire have long been true border country.

Adstone Hill, All Stretton, Almeley, Apedale, Arrow Valley, Bishop’s Castle, Black and White Village Trail, Black Hill (Crib-y-Garth), Blakemere Hill, Bredwardine, Burton Hill, Bury Ditches, Caer Caradoc Hill, Church Stretton Hills, Clun, Clun Valley, Colebatch Valley, Colva Hill, Craven Arms, Credenhill Park Wood, Croft Ambrey Fort, Dorstone, Downton Hill, Eardisland, Eardisley, Earl’s Hill, Ewyas Harold, Fishpool Valley, Garth Hill, Garway Hill, Gladestry, Glyndwr’s Way, Golden Valley, Harley’s Hill, Hawthorn Hill, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire Trail, Hergest Ridge, Hopesay Hill, Kentchurch, Kington, Knighton, Leintwardine, Linley Hill, Llanfair Hill, The Long Mynd, Longtown, Ludlow, Lyonshall, Lyth Hill Country Park, Mary Knoll Valley, Merbach Hill, Mitchell’s Fold, Monnow Valley, Mortimer Trail, Mynydd Merddin, Newcastle, Newchurch, Norbury, Norton, Offa’s Dyke, Olchon Valley, Onny Meadows, Pembridge, Peterchurch, Pontesford Hill, Presteigne, Ratlinghope, Richards Castle, Rushbury, Shobdon Arches, Shrewsbury, Shropshire Way, Stapeley Hill, The Stiperstones, Stokesay Castle, Titley, Titterstone Clee Hill, Vagar Hill, Wenlock Edge, Weobley, Wigmore, Wye Valley Walk

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