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Name:Caer Caradoc Hill
Hill number:2841
Height:459.5m / 1508ft
RHB Section:38A: Shropshire
County/UA:Shropshire (CoU)
Catchment:Severn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4)
Grid ref:SO 47748 95394
Summit feature:rock outcrop
Drop:272m
Col:188m  SO456936  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 137 138
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Survey:Abney level/Trimble GeoXH 6000
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 481 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
TD & CThis Dog11/08/2019
One of the 6 Shropshire Summits.MichaelF08/06/2019
With Rianne, From parking on B4371 at top of hill between Church Stretton & Hope Bowdler. Lovely walk. Cuckoo sounding off. Ravens, Buzzards and red kites around. Wheatear near the top.gettingonabit01/06/2019
2nd hill of the day after Hope Bowdler. Started from bottom by the stream, headed north to Three Fingers Rock, then north-west along the ridge to the summit. Superb views today, could see the Wrekin, Clee Hill and the mountains of Wales. Recommend to anyone, though caution on the north side when descending. VERY STEEP!giant_hiker20/04/2019
8/8 Marilyn. From Willstone, up the track then the ramp path to the summit. Great views to The Wrekin. Fine group of little hills around it, worth a revisit with more time.N.Morters05/04/2019
SoloToobuddy24/03/2019
Third hill of the morning ( if you count the Subfour of Willstone Hill ). Lots of cloud cover, but we avoided the rain.DanMaisieBex27/10/2018
From Cwms Lane, Church Strettonprwild27/10/2018
with Roy Male and friends, from Gaerstones Farm, with The Lawley and Hope Bowdler Hill, lunch at Cardington.Lou19/08/2018
From Hope Bowdler Hill with Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave04/08/2018
Parked in Battle Field. Up over the footbridge then straight up the side to Three Fingers Rock then across the ridge. Great hill to climb. With the fam minus Evie. 260m ascent.RoguePulsar03/08/2018
Longer climb almost as steep as Ragleth but took it more in my stride. Enjoyed walking along the hog's-back ridge. Tricky descent into Church Stretton but all 20 of us made it and knocked back pints of soda or beer in the nearest pub!Peak Rambler19/07/2018
Brilliant!Fredster17/06/2018
Went round the side of the hill and up to the SumitCalTudor17/06/2018
Trip up this one for Fathers' Day, missing Worcestershire vs Kent! Started in lay by to West and up and over the ridge S-N,Ham and Skate17/06/2018
Walked up rough track from 'Wilstone Farm' on south east side. Then across field and ascended long sloping path on south east side of Caradoc.Ed10/06/2018
Lovely sunny day though a little hazy. Climbed from Hope Bowdler village. North via Hope Bowdler Hill (didn't climb main summit). Past Cwms Cottage (which has vanished!) to reach north ridge of Caradoc. Over summit and down over Three Fingers Rock. Skirted past Helmeth Hill (nice woods) to Gaerstones farm and returned to Hope Bowdler. 4.5 hours. With a DofE Bronze group practicising their navigation. Caer Caradoc is a stunning little hill. Very prominent and pointy with lots of crags along the ridge and an interesting Iron Age ring fort at summit.jamessteel10009/06/2018
From Church Stretton: Ragleth Hill, Hazler Hill, Hope Bowdler Hill, Caer Caradoc Hill and The Lawley.Crib Goch08/04/2018
From Church Stretton station. Return via nature reserve & park, crossing road and railway at grade and on to Long Myndm0jla05/04/2018
From Hope Bowdler last of a long day on the hills which started on Long Mynd.PeterD01/04/2018
A day walk with LF. Overcast, mild but very windy. Usual route from the crossroads at Church Stretton.Skip30/12/2017
Heavy snow made progress and navigation difficult!Lee_MAAT27/12/2017
Hour 10 up 40 mins back Went from helmet hill Very windy and cold on the topSossick25/11/2017
From Church Stretton station along road and up S ridge. Return down E slope and via nature reserve & park, crossing road and railway at grade.m0jla25/10/2017
2/12M From near botvyle farm.robertphillips19/10/2017
With Rob. Still at top as first few of competition runners/walkers got their cards marked at checkpoint. Went down via Three fingers rocks to avoid the rest of the 650 in the event streaming up the main path.KC07/10/2017
From Botvyle Farm traversed ridge from N to S. A lovely hill.AlanD19/09/2017
From B4371 lay by just outside Hope Bowdler Village (Wenlock Edge end) - Bridleway following Hopes Beck - Cyms Cottage - Caer Caradoc Hill - Comley -Cardington - Cardington Moor (in the gathering grey) - North Hill Farm - Hope Bowdler Hill - Hope Bowdler villagebriandavies16/09/2017
From Pole Bank via All Stretton. Final ascent from north very steep, but descent to south even steeper. Excellent earthworks at top.ajd5830/08/2017
Running out of time by this point so almost fell ran up and down - breaking in my new boots with GFE. 4 tops. Hi r1Fionalevey28/08/2017
with Alastair and SSarahM0YDH18/08/2017
Enjoyable walk to fine viewpoint from Church Stretton on gloriously hot day.With Bridget and Oscar.catman18/06/2017
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie18/06/2017
With Oscar and Catman.rosiebridge18/06/2017
Enjoyed the walk up from 477962 ignoring the Bull in Field sign.NormanW15/06/2017
with Sue from layby on B4371 East of Church Stretton via Three Fingers RockFrank20/05/2017
2/9 (The Lawley/Caer Caradoc/Hope Bowdler Hill/Hill End/Hazler Hill/Ragleth Hill/Earl's Hill/Upper Park/Y Golfa)Fergalh06/05/2017
With K. From Willstone in a round with Hope Bowdler Hill. The seat of the legendary high king.Ashley15/04/2017
Easy walk up from Botvyle, adequate but not unlimited parking.Topographer5710/04/2017
Long Mynd, Grindle, Callow, Ragleth Hill, Hazler Hill, Helmeth Hill, Caer Caradoc Hillkeithouk06/04/2017
Lovely walk from Church Stratton: The Wilderness, Hoar Edge, The Lawley, Caer Caradoc.lenman28/01/2017
With Jo, from lay-by on A49: ascent through Houghs Coppice and northeast ridge, descending via Three Fingers Rock and then fp back to Houghs Coppice and car. Weather; sunny, windy with good visibility.amblerbob17/10/2016
Parked in main car park in Church Stretton. An easy ascent in ever improving weather.hillsman14/10/2016
Parked one car on the track south of Comley at SO 483 964 - room for one car. Took the steep north-east ridge all the way to the summit. Walk continued to Hope Bowdler Hill. With BK and MP. Very windy, with cloud, but dry.marktrengove24/09/2016
Nice wander with Myrddyn Phillips and Mark Trengrove over this hill. Breezy but dry.assynt_bob24/09/2016
With tumpawumpa. Looks far more threatening from below. Actually exceedingly pleasant. Mint cake atop.nwormgage10/08/2016
Jaunt including the Lawley and little caradoc. Wanted to climb this hill for many years as it looks otherworldly and alien from vantage points in Oswestry. Rapid ascent/steep slopes give feeling of pleasant vertigotumpawumpa10/08/2016
Beautiful summers day. Parked in Essex Rd Church Stretton. Onto PF across railway and A49 traversing from the south. Found a branch for a walking stick but decided I need the real thing now my hills are getting serious. Then onto 'The Lawley' 3 miles summit to summitViroco17/07/2016
Watched sunset over the long mynd. Great hill.twg2708/07/2016
Solo Night climb. Parked in layby next to hazler road and took the farm lane and footpaths heading North straight to summit. Came down still on North heading and made a loop to A49 for a mile or so amd tooka footpath through pastures back to hazler road.BenTullett20/06/2016