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#1 BEEline to Marshbrook

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Hidden : 08/27/2010
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Size: Size: other (other)

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Marshbrook, sometimes spelt "Marsh Brook", which is also the name of a small watercourse which flows through the area.

Three civil parishes come together in the hamlet: Church Stretton, Wistanstow and Acton Scott. The hamlet lies at 163m above sea level at the southern end of the Stretton Gap. A roman road passed through what is now Marshbrook, on its way from Leintwardine to Wroxeter.

The Welsh Marches Railway line runs through the hamlet and there was once a small station here. A signal box and level crossing remain. There is also a public house in the hamlet, near to the railway line, called The Station Inn (previously known as the "Wayside Inn").

A camping and outdoor activities centre has also recently opened at Marshbrook, who have kindly given permission for cachers doing this series to use the carpark and toilet facilities.

One mile to the northwest is the hamlet of Minton and one mile to the east is the village of Acton Scott. The hamlets of Whittingslow and Cwm Head lie to the southwest along the B4370.

This series comprises of an approximate 4 mile circular walk 19 caches with a driveby bonus (mystery cache) whose co-ordinates can be worked out from collecting numbers from caches on the circular walk. The walk itself starts in Marshbrook, up to Whittingslow, across to Minton and then back to Marshbrook.

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