Oswestry Old race course was the site of horse racing on common land from the mid - 18Th century for about 100 yrs. It was a figure of eight course, crossing on the top of Mount Road hill. It fell into decline with the advent of the railways offering better transport for horses, riders and spectators to other courses. Stone ruins of the grandstand remain where Offa`s Dyke Path crosses the Racecourse, and there is a more recent horse monument nearby.
The walk started at the Racecourse car park. The walk is called by Oswestry ramblers the Racecourse to Pant Glas Walk. It is a moderate walk of 5 miles. It takes you to a Ascent of 750ft. The walk offers good views over Oswestry and countryside beyond to the distant hills, including Rodney`s Pillar on Breidden Hill.
The views were fantastic all around us.
We carried on through the village headed along the lanes before turning left crossing another stile heading again across farm land.
It was a muddy trail due to the rain we have had over the last few weeks. Aaron and I and Fred were covered in mud, wellies and mud just our thing.