GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Caer Caradoc Walk

9 miles (14 km)

Climb to the 1500 ft (459 m) summit of this distinctive hill in the Shropshire Hills AONB. The circular walk starts at Church Stretton, near the train station, and takes you to the Caer Caradoc summit where you will find an ancient hill fort. There are fabulous views of The Wrekin, Long Mynd, Carding Mill Valley, Wenlock Edge, the hills of North Wales and the Brecon Beacons. The walk then descends towards Comley and continues to the pretty village of Cardington. From here you return to Church Stretton via Willstone Hill, passing Hope Bowdler Hill on the way.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then the beautiful Carding Mill Valley and Long Mynd are nearby.

Caer Caradoc OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Caer Caradoc Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Kings Arms in Church Stretton is a historic pub of some note. It dates back to 1593 and is one of the oldest pubs in the area.It has a cosy interior with original beams and a log burner to warm yourself by on colder days. Outside there's a patio and a pretty garden area if the sun is shining. You can find the old pub on the High Street with a postcode of SY6 6BY for your sat navs. The inn is also dog friendly if you have your canine friend in tow.


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The mighty Caer Caradoc viewed across the Stretton valley from the footpath above Rectory Wood.

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Looking south from the hill-fort. Hope Bowdler Hill rises to the left in the middleground.

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Caer Caradoc. Named for Caradog, or Caractacus, who was the king of the Catuvellauni at the time of the Roman invasion. He was defeated by the Romans, and lived out his life in exile in Rome after being pardoned by the Emperor claudius.

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In the foreground is a small valley that descends steeply down the hillside from south of the hill-fort. The prominent farm building is at Ingleton

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A walker on the hill summit enjoys the view of the nearby Lawley Hill, during the autumn of 2008.

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View from Woodnall, above All Stretton.

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Interesting rock outcrop on the hill top. The outcrops on the hill are of volcanic rock. These lack the layered structure of sedimentary rocks such as those on the nearby Long Mynd.

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The Redlake Valley and Caer Caradoc. From the entrance to Vron Farm looking westwards towards the hill fort. Squire Farm at the foot of the hill and Bryncambric further up.


GPS Files

GPX File

Caer Caradoc.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Caer Caradoc.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)