35th South Shropshire Circular

For the 35th SSC, we visit the new village hall at Norbury, which 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.

People taking part in the 35th South Shropshire Circular charity walk

£10 - £15
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Charity Walk Course

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 216 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 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 07:55 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 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.

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.


Basic First Aid      

Compass and whistle.

OS Explorer sheet no. 216 at 1:25 000  “Welshpool and Montgomery”.      

Mug (there will be no cups at checkpoints)

No entries on the day, No under 18s.

Event Location: Norbury Village Hall, Stafford, SY9 5DX