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Uffington and the Ruins of Haughmond Abbey

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  • Meeting Time: 11:00
  • Approximate End Time: 15:00
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General information

A field walk with some stiles in the Severn Valley to the east of Shrewsbury.

This easy walk takes us through ancient deciduous woodland before descending to the open fields of the Severn flood plain, downstream of Shrewsbury.  Between the trees we will have fleeting views of the Shropshire Hills to the south.  We will cross the remains of the Shrewsbury to Newport Canal before getting within sight of the river Severn at Uffington.  Crossing the Newport road, we head north along a good track past Sundorne Castle (a piece of 18th century ostentation, most of which has gone!).  We join the Shropshire Way at Wheatley and head south, pausing at the substantial remains of Haughmond Abbey (Augustinian) for those who enjoy old ruins, before returning to the cars and the prospect of tea and cake at a local cafe.

[Photos courtesy of Allen Halls]

Terrain / Difficulty

Apart from two short sections of public highway, we shall be using farm tracks and field footpaths. One short hill at the end of the walk!

Approximate Distance

8 miles

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