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Wednesday, 01 July 2009 00:00

The Longmynd Hike route including optional revision for Black Rhadley for 2016

Checkpoint Location N.G.RMiles Km
Start Old Cardington Lane 463940 0 0
1 Caer Caradoc 478954 2 3
2 The Lawley (see note about the railway crossing between here and next checkpoint) 495975 4 6
3[R] High Park (see note about the railway crossing between previous checkpoint and here) 449970 7 11
4 Pole Bank 415944 10 16
5[R] Bridges 393965 12 19
6 Stiperstones 367986 15 24
7 Earls Hill 409048 20 32
8[R] Bank Farm 389040 22 35
9[R] Shelve 333992 27 43
10 Corndon Hill 305969 30 48
11[R] Woodgate Farm 311953 32 51
New checkpoint for 2010 onwards
333959 - -
12 ## Black Rhadley Hill 343956 35 56
13[R] Stiperstones Car Park 369977 38 61
14[R] Pole Cottage 413938 42 67
15 Minton 430908 46 74
16 Ragleth Hill 451917 48 77
17[R] The End Church Stretton School 455944 50 80

Checkpoint numbers followed by [R] provide refreshments, water and squash. Overnight, and also if cold during daylight hours, they will provide tea, coffee and soup. The school kitchen provides a never-ending supply of tea and coffee and, from around 06:00 on the Sunday, a breakfast for each hiker.

## Black Rhadley Hill
By kind permission of the landowners for the day of the event only there is an optional alternative route to ascend Black Rhadley commencing at grid ref 335957 and using the public footpath to the west of, and then north of, Pellrhadley hill; then a waymarked path across private land. Please don't trespass on the private part of the new route by using it other than on the weekend of the Hike, we lost easy access to Black Rhadley for five years due to trespass and damage, we don't want to lose it again.

Checkpoint 11B, which was required between 2010 and 2015 to enforce using the road around the south of the hill, will no longer exist. You may continue to use the road if you prefer.


Railway Crossing
To get from checkpoint 2 to checkpoint 3 it is necessary to cross the Shrewsbury-Hereford railway line. The Hike Committee strongly recommend that this is done by means of the road under the railway bridge at grid ref 472980, or the road bridge over the railway at grid ref 468966. If hikers ignore this recommendation and choose to cross the railway by the foot crossing of the tracks at grid ref 469968 they must familiarise themselves with the safe crossing guidance provided by Network Rail. Click here to open this guidance in a new window.

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