Caer Caradoc

Caer Caradoc, Church Stretton: Address, Caer Caradoc Reviews: 5/5

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Mike H
Shrewsbury, UK190 contributions
Easy climb and great views
Sep 2020
My wife talked me into this walk. If you want to park close, there's a track coming out of a sharp bend in the village of Willstone (488,953 on OS217). Only space for 4 or 5 cars and it's a rough track. Anyway, the summit is a very easy walk from there but stilll takes in some spectacular scenery. We were very lucky to see 3 pairs of Kestrels playing on the wind. Lots of fungi as well being mid September. It was a clear day and the views from the summit were everything you've heard. Stunning! Recommend you take a pair of binoculars to make out details across the valley to Carding Mill Valley and beyond.
We'd intended to walk off to the south and then pick up the track back to the car but having got to the track in good time and feeling envigorated, we opted for a climb up to Willstone hill and the Battlestones there. Again, a lovely walk but my wife insisted that we not take the direct descent and instead find the footpath further on.... Needless to say that was a mistake and we ended up wading through the chest high bracken that someone else reported! On the plus side, we did find the biggest Parasol mushrooms we've ever seen! Back to the track and the car and I'm grateful we didn't park in Cardington. Just under 6 miles which was enough for an out-of-shape near pensioner. As it was luchtime, we repaired to the excellent Royal Oak in Cardington which I can heartily recommend. Great day out!
Written October 26, 2020
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Lorenzo E
Nottingham, UK29 contributions
Well worth a visit
Aug 2020 • Couples
Surprisingly steep but worth the effort for the views in all directions. This is a very shapely hill and probably the best in the local area, worth combining with Hope Bowdler hill for a circular walk, or the Lawley for a there and back route. Shropshire is underrated hill walking country!
Written September 24, 2020
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186411Phil
Leeds, United Kingdom57 contributions
A wonderful summit, well worth the climb
Aug 2020
Caer Caradoc has the triple benefits of being an excellent climb, a superb viewpoint and one of the best-preserved hill forts around. I suggest asking advice for the best routes, though - we followed the public footpaths marked on the OS map and were wading through chest-high bracken at times.
Written August 8, 2020
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Charles F
Newtown, UK712 contributions
Nice walk
Jul 2020
A relatively short walk over Hope Bowdler hill rewarded with a fine view over Church Stretton and the Long Mynd, steep in parts, care needed on descent.
Written July 28, 2020
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slboy
Church Stretton, UK321 contributions
Great views
Jun 2020 • Solo
Lived in church Stretton 25 years, and finally booked up here Sunday, I went up the very steep part which was very hard but come down be easier slope, my advice would be to walk up the less steeply part,
If you are coming from the public footpath at the farmers fields and up the muddy clay track keep on walking until you go way past the Carodoc ,It will be on your left hand side and keep walking up the track and keep walking you will think you’re going way too far but you’re not, eventually you will come across in a kissing gates and about 20 foot pass that one there is a proper full farmers gate which I’d recommend going through and just follow the large walk all the way up to the Carodoc, before you get there you need to open another large farmers gate👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 I stupidly walked up the very very very steep incline all the way up which took me forever ,,,
Written June 18, 2020
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Diogenesism
Shropshire, UK44 contributions
What ever the weather Caer Caradoc provides superb views.
Mar 2020
Around Church Stretton one is spoilt for choice with walking routes. Climbing this hill combines ancient history with (often) fantastic views into Wales, south to Herefordshire and north over the Cheshire plain.
Written March 11, 2020
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G_EvansWales
Brecon, UK837 contributions
Well rewarded with great views
Feb 2020
We walked here via Hope Bowdler Hill, it was really windy and felt freezing with the wind chill, after dropping back down to the valley floor we walked up Caer Caradog, stopping a few times to catch our breath. The views from the top were spectacular.
Written February 3, 2020
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FCameron
Swindon, UK121 contributions
Worth the effort
Jun 2019 • Friends
Such a lovely walk up to the fort. It did take me a while to find the cave that is very well hidden on the side of the fort and then you can walk across the summit to Three Fingers rock. There are various paths up to the fort, some easy, others harder, but it is well worth the effort when you get to the top for the views are breath taking.
Written June 22, 2019
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Neil T
Wolverhampton, UK153 contributions
Fitness
May 2019 • Friends
Caer caradoc is a great place to go if you love excersise. The climb to the top can be a little hard going but the views at the top are well worth it. The only downfall is its hard to find somewhere to park for this place, we ended up parking in a lay by. Shame there isn't a proper car park for this place.
Written May 7, 2019
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Jjjonass
Taby, Sweden47 contributions
Great walk, but challenging for young ones
Apr 2019 • Family
Beautiful views when you are at the summit. Quite steep for some parts, both going up and down, regardless of route.

Our 4 year old needed lots of help, but the 7 year old loved it!

We will walk Caer Caradoc again next time we’re visiting Church Stretton.
Written April 17, 2019
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