GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Haughmond Hill and Abbey Walk

3 miles (5.6 km)

Enjoy a series of waymarked walking trails in this woodland area near Shrewsbury. There are four colour coded trails of varying lengths and difficulty.
The Bardon Geo Trail is waymarked with orange markers. It will take you to a viewpoint with wonderful views over the Shropshire countryside and the River Severn.
The red waymakers will take you on Henry's Hike where you can enjoy excellent views of The Wrekin.
Wilfred's Walk follows blue markers on a four km circular tour of the area. It is named after Wilfred Owen the famous World War One poet who had links with the area.
There is also an easy access trail suitable for wheelchairs and buggies which is waymarked with yellow markers.
You will pass through mixed deciduous/coniferous woodland and visit an Iron Age enclosure and Haughmond quarry on the way. Look out for deer as you make your way through the woodland areas.
Parking is available on site but you could easily reach the forest by following the Shropshire Way along the River Severn from Shrewsbury if you wanted to come by foot. If you wanted to continue your walk you could visit the ruins of the nearby Haughmond Abbey and Haughmond Abbey Woods. You could also pick up the Severn Way and enjoy some riverside walking.
The path of the old Shrewsbury Canal also finishes at Uffington next to the hill. You can pick this up to enjoy an easy cycle or walk into Shrewsbury town centre.


SY4 4PW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Haughmond Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Haughmond Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


If you head a short distance south east of the woods you'll come to the little village of Upton Magna. Here you'll find The Haughmond where you'll find good quality food in a picturesque setting. Just up the road you'll find the Village Store & the cycle friendly Pedal Stop, a homely and rustic coffee shop & farmshop. You can find them on the Pelham Road at a postcode of SY4 4TZ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The hills and woods are ideal for dog walking so you will probably see other owners on a fine day. The Haughmond Inn and the Pedal Stop cafe mentioned above are also dog friendly.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Shrewsbury from Haughmond hill - - 930

Shrewsbury from Haughmond hill. Longmynd hills in the distance with historic Shrewsbury in the foreground

Uffington from Haughmond Hill with the River Severn beyond - - 40619

Uffington from Haughmond Hill with the River Severn beyond. Viewed on a hazy August day from Douglas's Leap where the 4th Earl of Douglas, fleeing from the Battle of Shrewsbury, was thrown from his horse and captured by Henry IV's men.

South of Haughmond Hill - - 67759

South of Haughmond Hill. Farmland looking north to the wooded slopes of Haughmond Hill. To the north of the hill are the remains of the Augustinian Haughmond Abbey.

Ornate Norman arches at Haughmond Abbey - - 323875

Ornate Norman arches at Haughmond Abbey. The site is run by English Heritage and incudes the extensive remains of an Augustinian abbey, including its abbots' quarters, refectory and cloister. There's also a chapter house with a frontage bedecked with 12th and 14th century carving and statuary, and a fine timber roof of around 1500. The site is located at the north western tip of the woods.

Haughmond Abbey west side 01

Haughmond Abbey. West side of the abbey, showing (from right) exterior of Abbot's hall, kitchens, refectory undercroft, main cloister. Haughmond Abbey, Shropshire.

Hanging Hill trig - - 323609

Hanging Hill trig point in the southern part of the woods.

The western edge of Haughmond Hill - - 2281536

A dog poses for the camera on the western edge of the hill.

Haughmond Quarry - - 2233217

Haughmond Quarry


GPS Files

GPX File

Haughmond Hill.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Haughmond Hill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)