GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hopton Woods

4 miles (6.5 km)

This large forest in Shropshire is a popular place for mountain bikers. For cyclists there is a blue graded moderate route on nice wide paths. It is suitable for most riders although there are some moderate climbs and descents. There is also a challenging, red graded route called the Pearce XC. This has some tough climbs and exciting descents. Both trails provide excellent views of the surrounding countryside and are very popular with local riders. For experienced mountain bikers there are three downhill, black graded trails. These have steep descents and jumps so are really only suitable for seasoned bikers.
To continue your cycling experience in Shropshire head north towards Shrewsbury to Eastridge Woods. Here you'll find a black graded trails and a red graded trail in a fantastic hill top location.

Hopton Woods Postcode

SY7 OBG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Hopton Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hopton Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Hopton Woods Dog Walking

The woods are mainly used by cyclists but there are some woodland trails that make for a nice dog walk. Please be aware that some of the bikes can be going at a high speed which may frighten your dog.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Bike trail start point in Hopton Wood - geograph.org.uk - 654104

Bike trail start point in Hopton Wood. View south-west along the forest track. The car park is to the right and the large sign on the left shows all the well-laid-out bike routes. No entry for vehicles straight ahead.

Car park and picnic site at Hopton Wood - geograph.org.uk - 654109

Car park and picnic site at the woods. Looking north-west along the forest track with parking spaces each side.

Forestry track at Hopton Wood - geograph.org.uk - 654084

Forestry track. View north-east as the track emerges from the woodland.

Feeding time near Hill Coppice - geograph.org.uk - 654072

Feeding time near Hill Coppice, Shropshire, Great Britain. View north-west along the track with Hill Coppice to the left. This tractor-mounted Kuhn "straw blower" machine (modelPrimorlikely) dismantles a large bale of hay and shoots it into the sheep feeders. The pointed View Wood in the distance to the left.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Hopton Woods.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Hopton Woods.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)