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38th South Shropshire Circular

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Saturday 29th February 2020

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For the 38th South Shropshire Circular, we pay our first visit to the Parish Hall in Minsterley.  The hill country around Minsterley offers some of the most attractive and varied terrain within the Shropshire Hills AONB and can be demanding in winter. As always for the Circular, the route will remain secret until registration when you will be given a clear and accurate route description (the route will be 25 miles with a 10 hour time limit).  The splendid Parish Hall is on the A488, in the centre of the village, some 7 miles SW of the A5 Shrewsbury by-pass.  The Post Code is SY5 0EH and the grid reference SJ 375 050.  For overnight accommodation, there are many excellent B&Bs and pubs within a few miles and plentiful accommodation in Shrewsbury. 

The car parks will open from 06.30 and the LDWA Marches Team will welcome you in the Parish Hall from 06.45 for Registration, a simple breakfast and issue of the Route Description, which is written for use with  the following OS Explorer sheets at 1:25 000: 216 "Welshpool & Montgomery", 217 "Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge”, 241 “Shrewsbury”.  The route will be divided into four legs and the Route Description gives the grid reference of each “self-clip” passage control point and the serviced checkpoints, with a reliable indication of the best line between them.  A short route may be applied if necessary.  There will be a briefing at 07:50 and a mass start at 08:00.  A hot meal, endless tea and a fine certificate will greet your return to Minsterley Parish Hall. 

This is sheep country and we're sorry but dogs cannot be brought on this event.

Clothing and equipment : For comfort and safety, you must wear or carry all of the items listed below and you will be disqualified either before or after the START, if any of them are obviously missing.

  • Mug (there will be no cups at checkpoints)
  • Walking boots or event/fell running shoes with sound well-studded soles.
  • Complete body and leg covering (running shorts with tights are OK).
  • Wind and waterproof outer protection shell, comprising a jacket and over-trousers.
  • Spare inner garment (such as a fleece jacket).
  • Hat and gloves     
  • Survival bag     
  • Emergency food and drink
  • Torch     
  • Basic First Aid     
  • Compass and whistle.
  • EITHER OS Explorer sheets at 1:25000. (216 at 1:25 000 “Welshpool & Montgomery”, 217 “Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge”, 241 “Shrewsbury'') OR "The Long Mynd Hike Map" from the Outdoor Depot in Church Stretton OR other mapping that includes the area in the coordinates SJ 360 060, SJ 460 060, SO 360 950, SO 460 950.

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