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Grinshill Quarry

Stage 11: Haughmond to Wem

Owing to wet weather: Warning of minor flooded gate access between Astley and the A49 at SJ527188 and SJ521191. Depending on current conditions they are passable with care.

You now proceed across the Shropshire Plain with Grinshill being the only hill to climb. The fine white sandstone found here has been used for many of Shropshire's churches. In the Triassic period it was once the home of the Rynchosaurus whose footprints are beautifully preserved in the working quarry.

This stage can be divided by using Yorton railway station for trains between Wem and Shrewsbury.

Approaching Wem at Tilley SJ510278 there is an alternative to walking along the B5476. Cross the road, take the footpath and minor roads to the river Roden. Follow the riverside path towards Wem.

You are strongly advised to take an OS map and/or a GPS to walk the route. Please note the digital OS maps will show the new Main Route from January 2019.

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