We car share from the Harley Jenkins Car Park, Bishop’s Castle to Bury Ditches Car Park (Grid Ref : SO 333 839). To start the walk we go down a section of the Shropshire Way to Walcot wood and back to Bury ditches. Walcot wood is a fragment of a much larger deer park which once belonged to Clive of India. It has a million bluebells and 35 veteran oak trees some of which were seedlings when Elizabeth 1st was Queen. It is a nature walk and we will be stopping to look and listen for birdsong. The second loop will take us up to the Iron Age Hill Fort to take a view over the south Shropshire landscape.
Bring a packed lunch and a drink.
Peter Carty is the Countryside Parkland & Gardens Manager, National trust South Shropshire and Kinver Edge