Amid the Shropshire Hills, Church Stretton is a great base for walking. To the west is popular Carding Mill valley with the Long Mynd beyond, while to the east lies an area of smaller, steep-sided hills, backed by the limestone escarpment of Wenlock Edge. Caer Caradoc – Welsh for Caradog’s fort – rises from the narrow valley of Stretton Gap, the hill fort at its summit dating to the iron or late bronze age. Leaving town along Watling Street North, this walk climbs steadily, following footpaths to reach Three Fingers Rock at the top. Continue along the ridgeline north-east to reach the fort, staying on the main path to reach a gravel track and turning right to return to the start.