Sunday, 16 November 2014

Hazler Hill

Location: Near Church Stretton, Shropshire
Height: 347 metres (1,138 ft)
Summit Type: Grassy/Rounded
Notable Summit Objects: Trig Point, Transmitter Station
Range: Shropshire Hills
Hazler Hill is a small pleasant highpoint that rises above the town of Church Stretton, Shropshire. Its lower slopes are wooded, that in themselves make for a superb walk, but incorporating the hill's summit is a must. The top 100 metres of the hill is grassy and rounded, and can be a rather exposed hill top in windy or cold conditions. The summit itself is marked by a Trig Point and a transmitter is situated a hundred yards or so from the Trig Point. The transmitter allows you to easily identify this hill from many locations in the surrounding countryside, the hill is also probably the first you cast your eyes upon when you step onto the platform at Church Stretton railway station when travelling by train from the Shrewsbury direction.
The summit provides some good views of the surrounding landscape, to the north you are looking across wooded Helmeth Hill towards Caer Caradoc Hill, the north east provides views of Hope Bowdler Hill and Willstone Hill beyond, the eastern view looks across the Shropshire countryside towards the Clee Hills and the Midlands beyond, south looks towards Wenlock Edge, south west looks past the transmitter towards Ragleth Hill, and west looks down onto Church Stretton towards the fantastic Long Mynd Range.

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