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Name:View Edge
Hill number:2848
Height:321m / 1053ft
RHB Section:38A: Shropshire
County/UA:Shropshire (CoU)
Catchment:Severn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,Cm)
Grid ref:SO 42284 80993
Summit feature:knoll 20m from fence
Drop:167m
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 253 users)ByDate of Ascent
TD & CThis Dog12/08/2019
Craven Arms - Callow Hill - Norton Camp - View Edge - Oaker Wood - Burrow - Craven Arms.Mark Jackson27/07/2019
2/4 from the quarry gate just east of Viewedge Farm. Short walk over grass and picking route up the quarry and into field/wood to summit.N.Morters11/07/2019
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: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/view-edge-and-burrow_14.htmlGayle14/01/2015
1/5GmacT09/07/2014
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
Start ~ 437819,layby near Stokesay Castle. Followed RoW through fields and woods to Clapping Wicket then took a direct line, steeply through the trees to the summit. With Wombourne.steve hudson20/09/2013
From the minor road,very limited parking. An uninspiring tick.tim74725/08/2013
2nd of day. Good parking (ca. 2 cars) by old quarry (now SSSI) notice. The quarry made an interesting start to walk but confusing- finished up back near road then went through pastures alongside (E side) of wood. Dilapidated fence so easy access to top, which is in the wood. All this is without ROW but a wave to the farmer, busy in a tractor, was acknowledged. I did find a track at the top of the wood so used this back- it joins a ROW, avoids the houses, but all very scrappy. The top properly named View Edge is the other side of the road, 3mins walk on a ROW, but 4m lower. This does have good views and is worth the quick look. That, and the SSSI, are what make the visit (just 35 mins) worthwhile.pwheeler30/07/2013
Operate SOTA with Geoff Fielding M6PYG from a stile at SO 42448040. The actual summit is on private land on the opposite side of the road. You can park near track entrance at SO 42618056. No parking noted on top near View Edge Farm.G4OBK (Phil)15/07/2013
Difficult parking. Felt as if i was trespassing on private land but was not challenged.thenomad09/07/2013
Room for a couple of cars in the pull in alongside the welcome to the quarry notice. Make sure that you know where you are going before you start as the mineworkings confuse the lie of the land and some sheer faces are still exposed.moorsman13/05/2013
Craven Arms - Hopesay - Burrow - Aston on Clun - Broome - View Edge - Stokesay - Norton Camp - Callow Hill - Craven Arms. Very steep ascent through woods from Clapping Wicket.davidpettit8413/01/2013
Parked on the grass verge outside of the house nearest to the sumit to the south. 10/15 min walk through the woods, keeping as close to the wire fence on the right. The highest point is just behind the wire fence, however it seems part of the fence has come down.hmt100006/09/2012
From Discovery centre up Paddock, Clapping Wicket & View wood, higher top in trees? not much of a view, down through Stoke wood, Stokesay Castle & River Onny, very warm, nice walk through woods & fields.apricorum04/09/2012
Parked the car in a large layby about half a mile before the highpoint of the road, at SO 43176 80193. Climbed via the quarry SSSI.Sprog11/03/2012
Ludlow Challenge 2011bradonline16/07/2011
An easy one to bag, as the road goes very close to the summit. Visited both the higher and lower tops, bagging the geocache in the process.Chingwakabungya15/04/2011
parked by wood on minor road off the b4368, a nice loop devised to take in stokesay castle too.. no difficulties finding footpaths.stig_nest10/04/2010
From the footpath next to the farm to S.Eddie03/04/2010
Nice walk up from Stokesay Castle top was occupied by a dozen or so wild deer when I got to the top ! http://www.heavyhorses.co.uk/humpsheavyhorses05/03/2010
Usual route footpath past stokesay castle and over the railway line heading towards clapping wicket.hodder09/02/2010
From Norton Camp over the river and under the railway, along the Shropshire Way. The forestry tracks were sheet of ice at the end of a very cold 4 week period. At the house, Clapping Wicket, I scrambled up through woods to summit.Father Ted17/01/2010
From car at nearest pt on road (16:25) followed path past house into wood, then across field into wood again. Highest point unmarked. Back through wood. dbb12/06/2009
From Stokesay Castle.Overthehilljill29/09/2008
via the usual route through the woodsgigglejon16/08/2008
Train to Craven Arms, then up road to Highfield Farm, and public footpaths until close to the summit. After bagging the top through the trees, carried on along road until reached the path to Stokesay Castle.DanHolme07/04/2008
With Tony and DevonStuart Hyde19/01/2008
Alan and OtisGlenford14/10/2007
SOTASteve 2E0KPO01/08/2007
SOTA activation , by stealth in corner of the field!Ian G7KXV21/06/2007
Grid reference OK by GPS. There does not seem to be any problem about private property as I parked, followed the path and ended up at the top without any problems.destaylor05/03/2007
Parked near house with very nice garden, followed edge of field into wood, and highest point. The name 'View Edge' is something of a misnomer...Aye Jimmy24/06/2006
Tricky to claim as bordered by private property. Reached by leaving footpath near road at top of hill and following the fence line. Or scramble up through woods from Clapping Wicket.Nick19/06/2006
With RHWGeoff Briggs19/11/2005
with Jamie and fascinating chat afterwards with the two gay guys in the house and their six giant poodles and learning about their difficulty with water being so close to top of a hill and shown the expensive bore hole that they replenished after they bought the house.vegibagger19/09/2005
Got stranded on this one! Drove car up bank to allow lady driver to pass and could get off again. Had to wait 30 mins before next car who helped push me back onto the road. Top wasn't worth the effort!!signyred29/08/2004
Clandestine bag from W. No view at all from top. Not an aesthetically pleasing route or hill.robphys03/08/2004
petey01/02/2004
Ascent from the north. No problems.marktrengove21/12/2003
Walked up from Stokesay Castlegaryhoney07/09/2003
http://tomread.co.ukm1eyp24/07/2003
Again on 24-03-2017 with Denise. Field and woodland paths from Stokesay. Potential for great bluebells in summit woods.RichardM06/04/2003
KeithByTheC09/03/2003
With SB.Dugswell211/05/2002
Galltywenallt06/04/2002
enchanting view from by house. Stoke Wood: from 423807, follow path then thru wd to +/- highest point is in wood just N of fld cnr RHW01/11/1998
At fence corner by old quarry or on grassy rise to S of narrow lane.arranc31/08/1998
With: solo; Parked on road to S and followed path into Stoke Wood then to summit. Quick bag on journey home.Ian Baines04/03/1997
Had flown back from climbing week in Malaga day before. Stayed with Darren's parents for Christams meal and clothes washed! Day out on own by car doing 9 Shropshire Marilyns. Interesting off path tactics through wood and keeping a low profile to summit -along field edge on return to speed things up, hoping car had not sunk into soft verge where I had parked it on lane to south.Chris Pearson27/12/1992
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Followed path through the woods to a pointthat I can see the trig point in a field. Made my way over a fence for a quick summit bagChinnockCblank
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