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High Vinnals & Richard's Castle

County/Area - Herefordshire & Shropshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 1000 feet / 303 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference SO497717
Lat 52.341059 // Long -2.739727
Postcode SY8 4DZ (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This walk on the border of Herefordshire and Shropshire offers far reaching views across three counties and towards the Brecon Beacons. The route uses sections of the Mortimer Trail and the Herefordshire Trail and provides the opportunity to visit St Bartholomew's church and the ruins of the Castle in the village of Richard's Castle. The start is the free car park at Black Pool on the west side of the B4361 near the Shropshire village of Overton at grid ref. SO497717.

GPS Files - Notes

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These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 3221 High Vinnalls, Burrington, & Richard's Castle - mod/hard - 11.0 miles/17.9 km

Walk 2654 Titterstone Clee Hill & Cleeton St. Mary from Cleehill - moderate - 7.5 miles/12.2 km

Walk 3442 Haws Hill from Tenbury Wells - easy/mod - 6.6 miles/10.7 km

Walk 3334 Titterstone Clee Hill and Catherton Common - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km

Walk 1203 Stokesay Castle & View Edge - moderate - 8.0 miles/13 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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