Malcolm Saville's Lone Pine Country 24th June 2018


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Date:Sunday 24th


Start:Hamperley Farm (OS 420892)

Come and walk in the very heart of children's author Malcolm Saville's Lone Pine country, at the southern end of the Long Mynd, passing by 'Witchend' and 'Ingles Farm'. Afterwards you may be inspired to (re)read Mystery at Witchend and re-live some of the Lone Pine Club adventures for yourself!

This is a circular route taking us up to the ancient Portway, running along the top of the Long Mynd, and including some of the key locations in the Lone Pine books, 11 of which were set in Shropshire. Two committee members from the Malcolm Saville Society (website) will lead this walk and explain the links to people and places in these much-loved stories, written and published between 1943 (Mystery at Witchend) and 1978 (Home to Witchend). For most of the walk we will be following the route walked with Clare Balding in 2011 for her BBC Radio 4 Ramblings series, when she joined walkers and members of the Malcolm Saville Society for one of her 'Literary Walks' – Walk 6 from Robert Smart's Church Stretton & Shropshire Walks (2007).

When we return to 'Ingles Farm' (Hamperley) the owners have offered to provide us with tea/coffee and cake.

Please note that parking is courtesy of Chris & Kirsty Foulkes (of Hamperley Farm) and there is a small charge of £3 for the refreshments, payable on the day.

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