This is a very pleasant walk on the Welsh border. Take warm clothes, good footwear and OS explorer map 201 with a compass. It is approx 8 miles and should be a pleasant 4 to 5 hours.
The start is the car park (Sat Nav SY7 8JR) adjacent to the bridge over the River Clun. Cross the footbridge into the Castle grounds. Continue, with the ruins on your left, to the main exit by the bowling green and cross the stile on your left. This leads to a lane. Walk north along the lane to its end. The path crosses the river and then follows the stream for some way before veering half left to join a green lane. This leads to another lane.
Cross the lane and continue on the Shropshire Way. The path climbs, steeply at first, before continuing more steadily across pastures along a broad ridge named Cefns and along a green lane. Continue down this lane and go straight across at the cross-roads at Three Gates. After 200 meters take the footpath on your right and climb across the northern flanks of Hergan to reach a junction of paths. Turn left and head south on the Offa’s Dyke National Trail. Continue along the path which goes off left climbing once more across the flanks of Graig Hill.
Evidence of the Dyke is to be seen from now on with remains of this lengthy ditch still easily recognized. You will have realized that the Offa’s Dyke Trail is a switch-back and after a steady climb you descend again into the Clun Valley. Cross the road and continue on another path to a footbridge. Take the track to the left of the farm buildings and start to climb again. Behind you can see where you have just walked across the Clun Valley.
The path follows the Dyke to reach Springhill Farm. Cross the road and, leaving the Offa’s Dyke Trail, take the footpath that leads through the left-hand gate opposite. The path goes half left across the this field and maintains a similar direction across more field to reach a track. Turn left (east) and follow this track past Burfield to reach a cross-roads.
Turn left (sign posted Clun) and follow this quiet lane, which forms part of the Jack Mytton Way. The road descends gently with views across the valley to the first sections of the walk. Reaching Peartree Cottage turn right off the lane and through a gate. This leads into a wide green path that will lead you down into Clun where you started.
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