Exploring the Stretton Hills

Dates

Fri-Sun Feb 26th-28th

Organiser

Steve

Cost

£70 (including supplement) per person for 2 nights. Price based on 2 people sharing each dorm. If we can increase numbers before February due to a future easing of restrictions, then a reduced price can be offered.

Activities

We have exclusive use of the All Stretton YHA bunkhouse in the great walking country of the Shropshire Hills. We have limited the booking to 6 due to current regulations. Al walks direct from hostel as it has superb location.
Saturday: Plan a 12 mile walk (2.5 to 3 mph) around Stretton Hills; there are loads, will probably include the famous Long Mynd with stunning views from the summit.
Sunday: Plan to do shorter 6-8 mile walk, to finish mid-afternoon latest (so can depart for home by 3pm). Appropriate footwear required for hills (muddy, slippery paths possible). Ditto clothing for winter walking.
Cycling on the Long Mynd very possible if you don't fancy walking.

Refreshments

Packed lunch and all snacks and drinks required for the walks. YHA All Stretton bunkhouse is self-catering only and says it has the following facilities: "The self-catering kitchen contains one domestic sized cooker, one microwave oven, one fridge, one kettle, and a range of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery". The town of Church Stretton is a 20 minute walk away and has pubs, restaurants and takeaways.

Travel

By train to Church Stretton: Hostel is just over 1 mile away. By car from London: M40 west to Birmingham, choice of routes to get to M54 west which becomes A5 to Shrewsbury. Then take the A49, signposted Hereford / Leominster for 11 miles. Turn right on to the B5477, signposted All Stretton. After approximately a mile, you will pass a large care home on your left and the Yew Tree pub on your right - turn right immediately after the pub, signposted 'Village Hall'. Follow the road to the end and cross the cattle grid. Once on the track and past the houses you will find there is a fence on your right - follow this fence. The track will start to climb, continue to follow it and you will come to the parking space outside the double garage. Leave the car here; walk on to the track and turn right. Walk up the hill - the bunkhouse is the second building on your right. Parking for 4 cars.

Accommodation

YHA All Stretton has three dorms, dining room, lounge, kitchen, one shower, two toilets. All Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6JW.

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