Saturday 15th April 2023 – Titterstone Clee: a working landscape.
A walk led by Roger White. Today’s visit will take in prehistoric remains, and a later industrial landscape in one of the more spectacular settings in Shropshire. It is a landscape that is an outcome of its geological quirks. We shall first walk out from the car park to ascend the road that takes us to the remains of the hillfort crowning the hill and follow its circuit, encountering the site of the 1930s excavation by St John O’Neil. At the summit of the hill we will find the trig point, placed on top of a Bronze Age burial cairn, and the Geodetic radome that is the most obvious feature on the hill. We will then return to the car park to examine the substantial remains of the quarry landscape that operated for nearly a century from the 1880s. Meet in the car park adjacent to the industrial ruins (SO592776) – this can be reached from the turning off Angel Bank on the A4117 Ludlow – Cleobury Mortimer road. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing – the Clee Hill is very exposed.