Medieval Mottes, Barytes Mining & Ancient Lanes

Harley Jenkins car park, (or Knapp car park - refer to booking info), SY9 5AH
Thu 16th May 2019
A circular walk in the scenic and historic hills of Pulverbatch, Cothercott and Wilderley.  The Knapp is a 12th century motte and bailey, with fine views from its strategic position.  Only earthworks remain, but there was once a tower to the motte, and domestic buildings in the inner and outer baileys.  We will stop for drinks and snacks (bring your own) at the former mill site for the Cothercott barytes mine where you will have time to read the interpretation boards and climb the hill to look at the panorama board. As we cross Cothercott Hill there are far-reaching views west to the Stiperstones and east to the Wrekin.  We pass The White Horse Inn 5 minutes before reaching the Knapp Car Park, so there is the option of calling in for a drink or lunch if you wish.
Please note that if you are starting/car-sharing from Bishop's Castle, the meet-up time is 9.00am.  Alternatively, you can go direct to Knapp car park (GR 423 023) for the 9.30am start.
Google map static shot of Harley Jenkins car park, (or Knapp car park - refer to booking info), SY9 5AH
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