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Family Friendly Walks: Llanymynech Looniness

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A 1 mile circular walk around Llanymynech Heritage Area.

The route: Two hundred years ago Britain was the most powerful country in the world. Places like Llanymynech became hugely important because of what they produced here.

Donkeys and horses were vital to pull the carts full of stone. They looked after them here.

These kilns look like massive castle walls but they are not. They are huge ovens used to turn Limestone into quicklime. The Hoffman Kiln is the biggest oven of all. It burned day and night. The dust in the air mixed with moisture and sweat, burning the kiln workers skin and lungs.

Venue information
Name of venue
Llanymynech Limeworks Heritage Area
Venue address
Postcode is for the carpark at British waterways depot
SY22 6JY
Additional Notes

Parking is available at the start at Llanymynech next to the British Waterways Depot. If full a car park is available between The Dolphin Inn and the Poist Office.

Opening Times

All Year. A 60 minute walk (1 mile).

Other information
Age Range
5-10 years
0-4 years
17-19 years
20 years and over
All Ages,
11-16 years
Related Links
Shropshire's Great Outdoors - Llanymynech Walk Map

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