Boomerang the Dog takes you on a jaunt around Lyth Hill taking in the lovely views and spectacular scenery which inspired famous Shropshire poet Mary Webb.
The unspoilt beauty of Lyth Hill is designated a Country Park and can be found south of Shrewsbury along the A49 towards Ludlow. The Park consists of areas of woodland, scrub, and open grassland providing a doggy paradise on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.
From the view point 160 metres above sea level you are rewarded with panoramic views in every direction taking in the Wrekin, Ironbridge, Caer Caradoc, the Long Mynd, the Stiperstones, the Berwyn mountains in Wales, Nescliffe, Pimhill and Grinshill.
It’s no wonder it inspired poet Mary Webb in the early 20th century who described the area as “her home of colour and light.”
This five mile dog friendly route is unusual as it combines a picture landscape with a relatively flat walk although there are a number of stiles along the way.
- Park at Lyth Hill Country Park which can be found off Lyth Hill Road. Begin by walking through the CountryPark picking up the Shropshire Way.
- Follow your nose to Green Lane and at the main road cross over and pick up the public footpath sign on the right. At the end of this country lane take the slim walkway on your right and pass over a stile.
- Bear half right across two fields (with stiles) until you reach a gate across to your left which directs you into a Coppice and along a path.
- At the road pick up a further footpath to your right which leads you into a field. From here you need to follow the signs across five fields (and stiles) until you reach a country lane.
- Turn right into Summerhouse Lane which leads you to Longden Road. To the right you will find the dog friendly Tankerville Arms where you can pull up for a pit stop and a much deserved drink.
- Walking through the village take a right into School Lane. When you arrive at a small bridge pick up the pathway on your left, across the field and over a stile into a further field.
- Bear left across another couple of fields and pick up a path which takes you up a hill until you reach a gate. Turning right along the road will take you towards Lyth Bank.
- Arriving in Great Lyth village you will identify a triangle in the road. Take the right hand fork and pick up the Green Lane bridle path on your right which takes you back to the Country Park and your start point.
Boomerang the dog writes books of dog friendly walks, pubs and places, at www.bestdogwalksuk.com