|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|
|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