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|The Boyne Arms and Burwarton Pole|
|Author: Claire, Published: 04 Jun 2014||Walk Rating:|
|A 4 mile circular pub walk from the Boyne Arms in Burwarton, Shropshire. The Boyne Arms is a classic country pub and restaurant, the perfect place for refreshments after your walk. The walking route heads up though Burwarton Park and continues high into the Shropshire Hills, looping through the hillside sheep pastures with pretty lakes and streams to enjoy and magnificent views down to the valley below. |
The walk follows paths across hillside pastures which can be fairly rough and muddy so good boots are a must. The first half of the walk climbs first steadily and then more steeply up into the hills (about a 180m rise) with the return leg following the equivalent descent. There are several gates along the way plus two stiles (these have wire mesh surrounds so dogs may need a lift over). Most of the way round you will be sharing the paths with sheep and two fields (at the start and then at the end) are likely to be holding cattle, so take care with dogs. Approximate time 2 hours.
Burwarton is located about half way between Ludlow and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, on the edge of the Shropshire Hills. The walk starts and finishes from the Boyne Arms pub, on the main B4364 through the village. The pub has its own car park. Approximate post code WV16 6QH.
|Start to Burwarton Park|
Start point: 52.4625 lat, -2.564 long
Standing with your back to the pub, cross over the main road with care and turn left along the pavement. Where the road bends left, turn right down the small access lane. Follow this concrete track down between cottages and farm buildings and you will come to a ford ahead. Cross this (using the bridge to the left if the water is running too deep).
|Burwarton Park to Tarmac Lane|
Start point: 52.4593 lat, -2.5661 long
Follow the track steadily uphill. A little way up the track swings right into the adjacent field, do NOT follow this, instead keep straight ahead on the grass path with the fence on the right and an open crop field on the left. Across to the right you will have a great view of Burwarton Park including Burwarton Hall.
|Tarmac Lane to Boyne Water|
Start point: 52.459 lat, -2.5781 long
Turn right along the lane for just three or four paces and then turn left onto a subtle grass sunken track heading up through the sheep pasture. Follow the track climbing and soon you will be following the edge of a fenced section of woodland on the left. Stay with this fence line as it climbs steeply. Soon the parkland on the right opens up and you will pass a small copse of trees across to the right. You will see an obvious fork in the track here.
|Boyne Water to Stream Ridge Path|
Start point: 52.4594 lat, -2.591 long
Continue along the track and after just a few yards it will lead you to a T-junction with a stone vehicle track. Turn right along this. Enjoy this more level section of walking and take time to enjoy the glorious views across the valley to the right. Ignore the first path off to the left; simply stay on the stone track which descends steadily.
|Stream Ridge Path to End|
Start point: 52.465 lat, -2.5889 long
Follow this ridge path downhill for some distance, following the line of the pretty stream down to the left. Eventually you will emerge out via a gate to reach a T-junction at a sharp bend within a vehicle lane. Turn left along this and follow the concrete lane climbing steadily. A little way along you will see a wooden gate on the right. Glance through this to see the pretty Bridge Pool, one of several pools created in the 1800s to serve as fire pools for the house. The area was planted in memory of the 10th Viscount Boyne who died in 1995.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2014 by the author clairesharpuk and may not be reproduced without permission.
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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