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Name:View Edge
Hill number:2848
Height:321m / 1053ft
RHB Section:38A: Shropshire
County/UA:Shropshire (CoU)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
Grid ref:SO 42284 80993
Summit feature:knoll 20m from fence
Col:154m  SO409819  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 137
(1:25k) 217
Observations:summit is in trees
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 249 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Started from the footpath next to Stokesay castle through a few fields of pasture before finding the way marked path. I followed this until I was below the summit and then just bashed my way up over quite steep tree filled slopes. Disturbed some deer at the top which was the only thing of interest on the summit.Peterb03/06/2019
from Craven Arms.IanHHill02/06/2019
Parked by Quarry SSSI gate. Picking way through quarry more interesting than summit reached past masts and along woods.KC05/10/2018
Parking not easy but just enough room down from View Edge farm ( Poodles ?) . Instantly forgettable Marilyn - took path then over BWH into fields to topMark Sims14/09/2018
Parking area on the Roman Road directly north. Followed path through woods and across a few fields to Clapping Wicket. Track up to summit ridge then followed fence to high point. Back the same way. Solo.Dangerous Dave06/08/2018
Loop from Stokesay Castle. Up past Clapping Wicket, to SE tip of forest, then back N along the fence where there is a very faint path. Return via Shropshire Way from 435 797.Clive G23/06/2018
4/7 today. Parked by gate to SSSI and quarry. Wandered up through quarry and through fields towards summit. Crossed fence and readily found high point in woods. Lots of bluebells out. Myrddyn Phillips joined me for this hill and he trimbled the high point despite the tree challenges - I await his blog for the results. As we drove past the farm we saw two black poodles by the gate.assynt_bob04/05/2018
Approach from SE - no sight nor sound of poodles!?. Fairly open woods - little bits of incipient paths leading to summit area. Hill top in nice bluebell woods.ger30/04/2018
From NW, past Clapping Wicket,then forest track, then directly up through trees, easy but steep. HP just inside wood at spot height.PeterD22/04/2018
Walked in from view edge farm As the path started going down more I decided it was time to walk up through the trees Steep in places and lots of leaves so very slippySossick25/11/2017
6/12M park quarry sssi site along road then path at side of houses.robertphillips19/10/2017
A very easy stroll from the Poodle place, though poodles were only heard but not seen.Gill12/10/2017
From Discovery Centre in Craven Arms, using path to Clapping Wicket, E a little on track then straight up through trees - steep. Descended S in wood to path then back to Clapping Wicket - an easier route. On by path and road to Broome and Aston on ClunAlanD20/09/2017
Parked near View Edge Farm with its giant black poodles, track to the side then through the woodland to find the woody summit shrouded in trees.briandavies17/09/2017
Quick jog up. Parked a few hundred yards from the poodle residence. Went over a couple of barbed wire fences. Summit mound in the trees. Plenty of nettles will not be visiting again.isabelle06/08/2017
Parked by SSSI entrance. Path by side of house then up through wood and across bwf to top.Bramley04/08/2017
From house to South. Summit just over barbed wire fence.NormanW17/06/2017
Cycled up hill with Mel, round house & fields in Sidi road shoes back through woods. Summit in bluebells. Owner of house said Marilynists from Scotland been there a couple of years ago.Dav3h23/04/2017
With K. From S starting at public footpath and moving through wood.Ashley16/04/2017
From nearby minor road, adequate grass verge about 100m east. Public path around local dwelling, where three giant poodles had their say. Then up the side of the field. A bit of a non summit, woodland obstructs the views.Topographer5710/04/2017
From minor road to the south like many before me.Alan Caine24/03/2017
No view! In forest, indistinct HP amongst mixed trees. We walked up from Stokesay castle, via Clapping Wicket at the western edge of the forest, round the edge of the forest to approach from the south.Denise 24/03/2017
Walked through wood, will have superb bluebell display in a few weeks timecjo26/02/2017
From car park at Stokesay Castle. Obvious way up is by Clapping Wicket. Instead of this I tried to follow zigzagging tracks/path marked on 1:25,000 map up through wood starting from 431812. Horribly overgrown inparts and not recommended. Down by Claaing Wicket, a much better idea.lenman29/01/2017
Round walk from Secret Hills Discovery Centre [Free parking, coffee and cake, etc,] Walked up through wood to summit amongst trees and down across fields and back via Stokesay Castle.sooztops04/11/2016
From Stokesay Castle car park by row through fields then to Clapping Wicket then doubled back up wet track and double back again to follow fence to summit. Returned by heading south in wood to road then down for half a mile before cutting across to bridleway leading back to castle.SS16/10/2016
From the S using the footpath to start then through the woods to top.jenx05/10/2016
Repeat from South w Jenx. Parked near farm again then the FP through woods. Stayed in them following a faint line under the fence before crossing to highpointnordicstar05/10/2016
From the south. Used the path to get around the house and then climbed the fence just where the path started to head down hill. Then across pasture for a bit before crossing a fence beside a fox skeleton to get back into the woods where I found a faint path leading to the high point.Herbert Anchovy22/09/2016
Parked by view edge farm and followed footpath into wood then jumped the fence. Not much to see here.twg2708/07/2016
With SmudgeClachaig06/06/2016
6/6 After flying into Birmingham airport and the afternoon free a few bagged on a sunny but windy day. Last of Six (The Wrekin/Middlehope Hill/Didlebury Common/Call0w Hill/Norton Camp/View Edge)Fergalh25/04/2016
As summit not reached last time, nipped back and parked by View Edge Quarry. Took the footpath by View Edge Farm and followed the fence line to summit. Continued to follow fence line and jumped the fence and walked back to car over top of Quarry. (Kids much happier with shorter route this time) With Cindy, Megan, Eli and Rafe.BenTullett16/04/2016
Parked car at Stokesay Castle walked down private road entered farm land, crossed railway tracks and hillside meadows to muddy path. Took a CCW circular route following path, steady ascent around to Clapping Wicket, then on to View Edge Quarry. Descent (missing out on summit - elev reached 1032ft - 2yr old getting fed up) via road from Quarry for apx 1.5 miles, cut across farm land for 0.5 mile then very steep decent down NW face through trees to rejoin circular path. Head back across farmland and train tracks to Stokesay Castle. TO BE CONTINUED With Cindy, Eli, Rafe and Megan.BenTullett10/04/2016
Solo. Parked on grass verge to the SW. Walked up unmarked footpath west of a house over stile into wood. Right off footpath and followed edge of wood to the summit. Not a hill I would want to climb again!mike.hoult18/02/2016
Short walk as gerrybowes in very windy conditions.SteveG17/11/2015
Walk across a field and then you're there.mike.hartley12/09/2015
7th of my 10 Shropshire marilynsLaura.W07/05/2015
From layby on W side A49 at Stokesay turn-off. Across railway track and hillside meadows to Stoke Wood. Muddy track to Clapping Wicket where small track leads uphill towards a wood. A small stile leads into the pathless bluebell wood. Steeply uphill to the right of a fence, to another fence where the landowner has kindly put a wooden baton in place to afford easy access to the indistinct summit. Returned to Clapping Wicket, from where field paths skirting Highfield Farm to join the Shropshire Way proved a much less muddy return route, and a nice circuit culminating with a fine view of Stokesay Castle. (2/5)Phreerunner18/03/2015
From layby on A49 at SO 43723 81979, following rights of way until the building at around SO421811, then heading directly (and steeply!) to summit. Route and write-up:
After quite a lengthy conversation with the landowner he was more than happy to tell me the best way across his land.Alex C22/06/2014
Parked alongside the entrance to the SSSI at View Edge Quarry 426806 - Walked up road & took path down side of house - Shortly after the stile crossed the wire fence and followed the line of the fence to Stoke Wood and the unmarked summit. (PM)gerrybowes30/05/2014
Parked just down from the house. Took the path on the west side of the house and then followed the fence to the summit which appears to be within the wooded area. With GB.bolton30/05/2014
From layby on W side A49 at Stokesay turn-off. Across rly track and hill-side meadows to Stoke Wood. Round to Clapping Wicket where small track leads up hill. Followed this for 150m then went straight up wooded hillside - steep, but got us to the top ok. Did Norton Camp after. There are hints of a view through the trees, but disappointing given the name.jonglew19/05/2014
From Layby on A49, followed footpath and woodland tracks to within 200yds then direct ascent.rhalstead22/03/2014
With Cabe on a beautiful blue day. Easy parking just past house on path in from the east. Keep to the fence line (there is a faint path up just after the public footpath dips).simon and co16/03/2014
Limited parking in gateway near farm to south. FP then a scramble along the bank before entering the field and then over another fence back into the wood and high pointnordicstar16/11/2013
Should be renamed 'no view edge'. The visit to Stokesay Castle and view edge quarry (good fossils) was much more interesting. Jill and I sat on a branch at the 'summit', which promptly snapped and dumped us both on the ground. Otherwise completely pointless.mindlessflogger08/10/2013
Parked in lay-by on main road by Stokesay Castle. Path goes under rail track then up across fields and eventually very steeply up through wood to summit.wombourne20/09/2013