On Foot
Trail: WHITTINGTON CASTLE, SHROPSHIRE (0)
Contributor: stephenmaskery Activity Type: Walking Difficulty: Easy Distance: 6.557 mi (10.553 km)
Description: Not everywhere in the Welsh Borders is hilly. This relatively flat walk explores the banks of the Llangollen branch of the Shropshire Union Canal, and offers the opportunity to explore the only castle in England run by the local community - Whittington Castle. And intriguingly, the coat of arms of the original castle owners, the Fulk Fitzwarines, has similarities to the coat of arms of a certain Dick Whittington, Lord Mayor of London.

Route
Is it for me? Country lanes, canal towpaths, fields containing crops and livestock. Some areas can be boggy
Stiles: 17

Start/parking: Whittington Castle car park (£1 all day), grid ref SJ325311
Nearest town: Oswestry
Refreshments: Jack Mytton Inn, Hindford; The Narrow Boat Inn, near Welsh Frankton; Ye Olde Boot Inn, Whittington
Public toilets: None
Public transport: Whittington is on Arriva route D70 which runs between Oswestry and Shrewsbury

Maps
Ordnance Survey Explorer 240; Landranger 126

From Country Walking magazine, to subscribe visit www.GreatMagazines.co.uk/CountryWalking © Copyright Bauer Media Limited 2011. All rights reserved. We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure these walks are safe and correctly described. However things do change and all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. The publishers accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any injuries or accidents that occur whilst following this walk.
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