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36th South Shropshire Circular

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Saturday 24th February 2018

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We liked the village hall at Norbury so much last year that we are going back for the 36th SSC. The 2018 route is completely different to last year's and as always for the Circular will remain secret until registration when you will be given a clear and accurate Route Description.

The village hall at Norbury, is some 5 miles NE of Bishops Castle, just north of the unclassified road which heads up the East Onny Valley towards Bridges Youth Hostel. The A49 is some 9 miles to the east. The grid reference is  SO 365 924  and the Post Code  SY9 5DX. For overnight accommodation, there are B & Bs and pubs in Bucknell and Leintwardine but it’s probably best to contact the Tourist Information Centre in Ludlow (01584 875 033).

The hill country around Norbury is some of the most attractive within the AONB, with long stretches offering extensive views from Rights of Way largely unhindered by gates and stiles. Add to this the fact that it’s all on one OS Explorer map and the country is made for some fine, fast walking or running. But as always, it should certainly not be underestimated in winter conditions.

The car parks will open from 06.30 and the village hall will welcome you from 06.45 for Registration, a simple breakfast and issue of the Route Description, which is written for use with Explorer sheet 217 at 1:25 000. 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 three 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 Norbury VH.

This is sheep county 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.

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.
OS Explorer sheet no. 217 at 1:25 000  “The Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge”.      
Mug (there will be no cups at checkpoints)

No entries on the day, No under 18s.


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