Corvedale Three Castles Walk

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A Way Marker on the Corvedale Three Castles Walk WayMarker.jpg
A Way Marker on the Corvedale Three Castles Walk
View of Broncroft Castle from the road on the Corvedale Three Castles Walk BroncroftCastlePublicView.jpg
View of Broncroft Castle from the road on the Corvedale Three Castles Walk
View of the Corvedale from Wynett Coppice ViewFromWynettCoppice.jpg
View of the Corvedale from Wynett Coppice

The Corvedale Three Castles Walk [1] is a waymarked recreational circular walk of about 11.5 miles (18.5 km) located in the Corvedale, Shropshire, England. The walk is classed as Easy and Heritage by the Long Distance Walkers Association. [2] The walk nominally starts (and ends) at the public car park opposite the Swan Inn in Aston Munslow, but other starting points are possible although parking is limited. The walk goes past Broncroft Castle ( 52°28′35″N2°40′20″W / 52.476422°N 2.672107°W / 52.476422; -2.672107 (Broncroft Castle) ), Corfham Castle (earthworks) ( 52°27′39″N2°42′01″W / 52.460758°N 2.700383°W / 52.460758; -2.700383 (Corfham Castle) ), and Corfton Castle (earthworks) ( 52°27′30″N2°44′25″W / 52.458237°N 2.740205°W / 52.458237; -2.740205 (Corfton Castle) ). A leaflet is available detailing the walk and can be obtained from some local pubs and retailers. Some bed and breakfasts also have it available. In addition there is a book Castle and Corvedale [3] available from the same sources.

Shropshire County of England

Shropshire is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, and Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south. Shropshire Council was created in 2009, a unitary authority taking over from the previous county council and five district councils. The borough of Telford and Wrekin has been a separate unitary authority since 1998 but continues to be included in the ceremonial county.

Long Distance Walkers Association

The Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) is a British association whose aim is "to further the common interests of those who enjoy Long Distance Walking". It was established in 1972 by Chris Steer, Alan and Barbara Blatchford and has over 7,000 members. It defines a "long distance walk" as "any walk over 20 miles".

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Hostelries on the route

There are two pubs, both of which serve food, on the route:

Wildlife

The Corvedale has many hedgerows as well as wooded areas and coppices, so walkers can see much wildlife if they are observant. The signature species for the Corvedale is the Common Buzzard (the local bus is called The Buzzard). [6] However Red Kites are also becoming quite common.

See also

Munslow
River Corve

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References

  1. "Shropshire's Great Outdoors".
  2. "Corvedale Three Castles Walk 18 km / 11 miles". The Long Distance Walkers Association. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  3. Oliver, Marina (2006). Castles and Corvedale. Tudor House. ISBN   0-9530676-4-5.
  4. "The Swan Inn".
  5. "The Tally Ho Inn".
  6. "The New Buzzard and the Ludlow Traveller"..

Coordinates: 52°28′32″N2°43′10″W / 52.475590°N 2.719379°W / 52.475590; -2.719379

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