GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Brown Clee Hill

6 miles (9 km)

This walk climbs to Brown Clee Hill from the village of Burwarton. The circular route runs for about 6 miles with woodland trails, tarns and fine views from the high points.
The walk starts in Burwarton just to the east of the hill. From the village you can follow public footpaths west through Burwarton Park. On the way you'll pass pockets of woodland and the pretty Boyne Water. Just after passing the little lake you turn north west and link up with the Shropshire Way. Continue north along the waymarked path and it will take you toward Brown Clee Hill. Another public footpath branches off to the north east to take you up to the 540 metres (1,770ft) summit of the hill where there is a Wireless Station and the Abdon Burf toposcope. This details some of the landmarks that you can see from this splendid, elevated position. You can take in far ranging views over the Shropshire Hills and into Wales from here.
After taking in the views the route then descends to the east through Stanbroughs Wood. You then turn south to follow a bridleway back into Burwarton.

Brown Clee Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Brown Clee Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Boyne Arms at Burwarton is a nice place to go for some post walk refreshments. The gastro pub does excellent food and has a nice garden area for warmer days. You can find it at a postcode of WV16 6QH for your sat navs. The pub provides accommodation if you need to stay over and is also dog friendly if you have your canine friend in tow.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To further explore the Clee Hills follow the Shropshire Way south to visit Titterstone Clee Hill. Though slightly smaller than Brown Clee, Titterstone is well known for providing some of the best views over Britain.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


The Boyne Arms at Burwarton - - 575141

The Boyne Arms at Burwarton

Boyne Water - - 6796

Boyne Water. You'll pass this small lake on the way up to the hill

Through Bryan's Wood, Burwarton, Shropshire - - 605993

Through Bryan's Wood, Burwarton, Shropshire The whole area has the appearance of a well managed country park. This surfaced road is also designated as a public bridleway.

Abdon Burf toposcope on Brown Clee Hill - - 724578

Abdon Burf toposcope. Erected in 2006, the toposcope stands on the highest point in Shropshire (540 metres above sea level). It replaces the trig point which used to stand here.

Furniture on Brown Clee Hill - - 301699

Furniture on the hill top. The trig point is visible, but it is the wireless station that dominates the view ahead.

Memorial to airmen who have crashed on the Brown Clee hill - - 868732

Memorial to airmen who have crashed here. The hill has been the site of a number of air crashes mainly during the second world war.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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