Lord Berkeley of Knighton to Lead SHCG Turbine-Site Walk

Sunday 9th March 2014 3.00pm

Michael Berkeley, composer and Radio 3 broadcaster, Stephen Hugh-Jones, SHCG Chair and Clive Payne, Ramblers Association Powys, will lead a walk to the sites of the proposed Bowdler Farm turbine on Llan Wen and the four turbines on Stonewall Hill.

We want to bring home the threats posed by wind turbines to our Marches landscape, Offa’s Dyke National Trail, Llan Wen green lane, and to local tourist businesses. If it is fine, you will see sensational views to the Brecon Beacons, Hay Bluff, Malvern Hills, Clee Hill, and far into the Shropshire AONB and Mid Wales. The walk is easy: after the first gentle climb it’s nearly all flat or downhill but may be muddy. Please bring your children, horses, dogs, wellies and cameras!

We want you to help raise the £5000 needed for a Landscape consultant to represent SHCG at the Appeal Hearing later this year. If you would like to contribute by getting sponsors for your walk, there is a form here.

MEET 2.30pm opposite Norton Church to be ferried up to the start of the walk (no parking there).

START 3.00 pm Entrance to bridleway on the B4355 Knighton – Norton road opposite the B4357 turning to Whitton (see map).

WALK OR HORSE RIDE Bridleway and Llan Wen green lane, past Bowdler turbine site, to Observatory entrance (2 miles). Lifts available from here back to Norton. WALK, DRIVE OR HORSE RIDE south along Stonewall Hill road, past the RHWF turbine sites back to Norton Church (a further 3 miles).

You are invited to stop off en route for TEA (and the remains/repeat of Wales-England 6-Nations rugby match on telly!) at Cooks House (2 miles from the Observatory).

If any SHCG supporter would enjoy an informal country week-end near Offa’s Dyke in the Welsh Marches- B&B at Cooks House (room for 4+ people) on any night(s) Friday 7th , Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, please ring 01544 260839. All proceeds to SHCG.