Sunday, 6th July 2014

Walk: Flanks of Helmeth Hill, Caer Caradoc, Old Cardington Road, Robin's Tump
Start Point: Church Stretton coach park Grid Reference: SO 456 936
Distance: 6.5 mls Ascent: 1,500 ft
Time: _
Weather: Bright and sunny
Comments: We walked round the flanks of Helmeth Hill to ascend "Caer Caradoc" ( Caradoc’s Fort)
from its north-eastern end, ( according to David Hunter’s Cicerone Guide) "to make a glorious and long descent over the falling ridge".
The footpath along the old Cardington Road took us past a tumulus and Robin’s Tump ( = "motte" or mound carrying a Norman fort).

From here one sees The Lawley in the distance

The Lawley, to the north of Little Caradoc

Having climbed up Little Caradoc we face the ascent of Caer Caradoc ahead

Our group (plus photographer!)

From the top - panoramic views of the beautiful Shropshire countryside bathed in the brilliant sunshine

Some of the huge volcanic rocks that outcrop on Caradoc, that have been dated to over 800 million years

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