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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

Parr's Pool is a secret beauty spot which is well worth a visit. Located in the village of Bayston Hill, just a few miles south of Shrewsbury, the pool is surrounded by broadleaf woodland and is accessed by a well-surfaced path which is suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and mobility vehicles. Parking, however, is limited, and as this is a residential area visitors are asked not to block access to residents property. The nearest on-street parking can be found at Brookfield cul-de-sac, off Breidden Way (OS Explorer Map 241, Grid Reference 473088)

Surveyed by: Joe Penfold, January 2011 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 0.7 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No
The path to Parr's Pool can be accessed from the kissing-gate at the end of Brookfield cul-de-sac, off Breidden Way (OS Explorer Map 241, Grid Reference 473088). Parking is limited to the road, so visitors are asked to not to block access to local residents property.

Start The path to Parr's Pool can be accessed from the kissing-gate at the end of Brookfield cul-de-sac, off Breidden Way (OS Explorer Map 241, Grid Reference 473088). Parking is limited to the road, so visitors are asked to not to block access to local residents property.

The kissing gate has a large wooden enclosure that will accommodate most wheelchairs, pushchairs and mobility vehicles.

Gate The kissing gate has a large wooden enclosure that will accommodate most wheelchairs, pushchairs and mobility vehicles.

 

Gate

The entrance to the kissing-gate is 1200mm.

Gate The entrance to the kissing-gate is 1200mm.

The width of the path is 1.6 metres throughout. The surface is well compacted and is for the most part very level.

Surface The width of the path is 1.6 metres throughout. The surface is well compacted and is for the most part very level.

Continue straight on to stay on the circular walk.

Direction Continue straight on to stay on the circular walk.

There are several benches spaced at regular intervals along the route.

Seat There are several benches spaced at regular intervals along the route.

 

Path

The path enters a pleasant area of woodland.

Path The path enters a pleasant area of woodland.

Seating is available every 100metres along the path.

Seat Seating is available every 100metres along the path.

 

Path

 

Path

Bear left here and continue straight-on past the sign.

Direction Bear left here and continue straight-on past the sign.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

The width of the bridge is 110cm

Width The width of the bridge is 110cm

Beyond the bridge the boardwalk widens to 120cm

Width Beyond the bridge the boardwalk widens to 120cm

The boardwalk is approximately 35 metres in length with one passing place, located here.

Path The boardwalk is approximately 35 metres in length with one passing place, located here.

The boardwalk features a dipping platform which involves two steps measuring 10cm

Step The boardwalk features a dipping platform which involves two steps measuring 10cm

View from the dipping platform.

View View from the dipping platform.

The boardwalk continues for another 15 metres.

Path The boardwalk continues for another 15 metres.

 

Path

 

Path

At the end of the boardwalk, bear right.

Direction At the end of the boardwalk, bear right.

 

Path

This seating area overlooks the pond.

Seat This seating area overlooks the pond.

 

Path

There is a significant cross slope on the path on the far side of the pool, measuring 10% / 1:10. The cross slope continues for 8 metres along the route.

Gradient There is a significant cross slope on the path on the far side of the pool, measuring 10% / 1:10. The cross slope continues for 8 metres along the route.

 

Path

There are several rest points along the path.

Seat There are several rest points along the path.

 

Path

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