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|The Fox and Woodcote Hill|
|Author: pubwalker, Published: 13 Oct 2013||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 4 mile circular pub walk from the Fox in Chetwynd Aston, Shropshire. The Fox is a lovely big Edwardian-style pub all wrapped around a busy bar, with a large south-facing terrace to enjoy in the summer months. The walking route explores the surrounding gently rolling countryside following tracks and paths through arable farmland and woodland, a peaceful journey with lovely views throughout. |
The walk has several gentle climbs and descents and there are no stiles on route, just one single gate. The paths are wide and well-made for the most part, but a few sections pass along the edge of fields and these paths can be quite muddy in winter and after periods of rain so good boots are recommended. The footpaths are not particularly well signed, so be sure to follow the directions carefully to ensure you stay on the public rights of way. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours.
Chetwynd Aston is a small village located between Telford and Newport in Shropshire. The walk starts and finishes at the Fox pub which is on Pave Lane and has its own large car park. Approximate post code TF10 9LQ.
|Start to Track Fork|
Start point: 52.7487 lat, -2.3599 long
Leave the pub car park back onto Pave Lane, and turn right along the pavement. Keep ahead along the road for some distance. Immediately before a left-hand bend with a boundary sign for Woodcote, turn right into Pitchcroft Lane. Take care of any traffic here as this quiet lane has no pavements.
|Track Fork to Metal Gate|
Start point: 52.7388 lat, -2.3544 long
Keep left at the fork and follow the main track as it winds between a couple of sections of woodland and then continues out between arable fields. Take time to enjoy the views as they open up each side. Some distance later, where a hedge on the right ends, you’ll come to a minor crossroads at the edge of a large open crop field. Turn left here, heading for a small woodland.
|Metal Gate to Heath Hill Lodge|
Start point: 52.7311 lat, -2.3513 long
Go through this metal gate, turn right for a few paces and then swing left onto the obvious track heading for the large woodland ahead, Woodcote Hill. As you reach the edge of the woodland, swing right to join the slightly raised track which runs alongside the woodland boundary. The woodland once formed part of the Woodcote Hall estate which, in the mid 19th century, comprised lavish formal pleasure gardens, walled kitchen gardens, fishing pods and tree-lined avenues.
|Heath Hill Lodge to Child Pit Farm|
Start point: 52.7257 lat, -2.3493 long
Follow this stone/gravel drive for some distance and eventually you will come to the gated entrance to a private property. Immediately before the gates, pass right through a gap in the hedge and then turn left along the left-hand boundary of a crop field. Follow this as it swings right. The large copse of trees in the centre of the field to your right (which you have now walked all the way round) is known as Barbers Gorse. After about 100 yards you’ll see a wooden marker post. Swing left through the gap in the hedge here, and then turn right along the right-hand edge of this next crop field.
|Child Pit Farm to End|
Start point: 52.7337 lat, -2.363 long
Turn right onto this track which heads steadily downhill and passes between open crop fields. Beyond the open fields continue on the track with a hedge running to the left. You will emerge to a T-junction with another track. (Note: from this point you will be re-tracing your steps back to the pub). Turn left along this track and follow it passing Muster Hill now to the right.
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Don't cross the road half way round, face the traffic
|By Animalclare on 2016-05-21 16:39:19|
Jessica Wilkinson: Fab walk round Chetwynd Aston today, loving using this app!
|By Facebook on 2016-08-15 13:56:38|
We had a lovely walk, scenery was beautiful finishing off with a nice Sunday lunch at the fox. Directions were perfect!
|By JJEverett on 2016-08-28 13:15:48|
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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