Bishop’s Castle Round and About Walks
Ramble, amble or scramble around the beautiful Shropshire Hills and help us beat blood cancer
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Ramble, amble or scramble
Ramble and Scramble are between 08.30 and 10.00 Amble is between 13.00 and 14.00
This beautiful circular 22.5-mile ramble covers the rolling Shropshire hills from and back to Bishop's Castle, via Offa's Dyke, Shropshire Way, the Walcot Estate and Bury Ditches, with a welcome hot vegetarian lunch provided at Clun.
This 13-mile hill walk leaves Bishop's Castle, to climb up to Offa's Dyke from Mainstone, then enjoying views along the Cefns before dropping down past its castle to Clun, for lunch and transport back to Bishop's Castle.
Transport is provided to Clun for lunch before an undulating 9.5-mile stroll to Bury Ditches, then through the normally private Walcot Estate, and Oakeley Mynd, to Bishop's Castle.
The route crosses quite remote countryside some of which, notably the Walcot Estate, is not normally open to the public. It is, however, particularly safe in that it provides clear signage, written instructions, and helpful marshalls
By taking part in this event you'll be helping us to fund our ground-breaking research. Last year's event raised over £7000 which can buy a centrifuge like the one used by Professor Paul Murray of the University of Birmingham in his research on two naturally occurring small molecules called lipids, which can cause B cell lymphomas when they are over-produced.
Professor Murray is working on ways to understand how this happens and developing potential new drugs for Hodgkin lymphoma and diffuse large B cell lymphoma that target these lipids. A centrifuge can be used to spin mixtures of cells and liquids at very high speeds so that the cells gather together. In this project, the centrifuge will be used to spin mixtures containing healthy and cancerous cells in order to run tests on the cancerous cells.