GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hawkstone Park

6 miles (10 km)

This spectacular park in Shropshire covers 100 acres and includes intricate pathways, ravines, arches, bridges, towering cliffs and follies. There are magnificent views of the surrounding Shropshire countryside from the clifftops, a series of atmospheric caves to explore, the remains of the ruined Red Castle and the delightful Hawk Lake. The video below shows the fabulous scenery you can expect to see on your walk.
The park is located about 8 miles north of Shrewsbury.
To continue your walking in the area you could try our Shrewsbury River Walk and enjoy riverside trails and a visit to the lovely Quarry Park.
The National Trust owned Attingham Park is another great place for a walk. Here you'll find orchards, resident deer, a beautiful Walled Garden and the River Tern.

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Hawkstone Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hawkstone Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head a few miles east from the park and you can visit the attractive town of Market Drayton. There's some nice walks here along the towpath of the Shropshire Union Canal.

Photos

Hawkstone Park entrance - geograph.org.uk - 523931

Hawkstone Park entrance, named after Sir Rowland Hill, 1st Baronet Hill of Hawksstone (1705-1783) who along with his son Richard, created Hawkstone Park in the 18th century.

Grotto Hill, Hawkstone Park - geograph.org.uk - 1505731

Grotto Hill, Hawkstone Park. There's a wonderful view over the surrounding countryside from the elevated position of this hill within the grounds of the park.

Ravine at Hawkstone Park - geograph.org.uk - 1502265

Ravine at Hawkstone Park

The Swiss Bridge, Hawkstone Park - geograph.org.uk - 1501575

The Swiss Bridge, Hawkstone Park

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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