Church Stretton – Caer Caradoc – The Lawley – Church Stretton
Church Stretton is a market town in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It was nicknamed Little Switzerland in the late Victorian and Edwardian period for its landscape, and became a health resort.
Our route heads up Caer Caradoc (459m), a distinctive hill of volcanic rock which offers panoramic views including The Wrekin, Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge, and on a clear day as far as the hills in North Wales and the Brecon Beacons. The remains of an ancient Bronze or Iron Age hill fort can be found on Caer Caradoc summit and, unlike at many such sites, the remnants of the defensive ditches can easily be seen.Hard 17.5