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Shropshire Walks

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Attingham Park5 miles (8 km)A circular walk around this lovely deer park in Shrewsbury. The walk includes woodland sections, the beautiful Walled Garden and a riverside stretch along the River Tern which runs through the park. The garden boasts a 3 acre orchard, with over 150 apple trees with displays of bulbs and annual cut flowers also. The splendid 18th-century mansion has a picture Gallery and an elegant Dining Room. View Full Details>>
Bishop's Castle Ring61 miles (98 km)This walk encircles the historic market town of Bishop's Castle in Shropshire. The walk first heads to Clun with it’s Norman castle, church and interesting houses. You continue to Aston-on-Clun and then to the spectacular Long Mynd (video below). This heathland plateau forms part of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is owned by the National Trust. The views are spectacular, making this section one of the walk highlights. View Full Details>>
Bishop Bennet Way32 miles (52 km)The Bishop Bennet Way is a shared walking and cycling path running from Beeston in Cheshire to Wirswall on the Shropshire borders. View Full Details>>
Bridgnorth19 miles (30 km)This fine Shropshire town has some fine walking trails through the Severn Valley and a number of local parks and gardens to explore. View Full Details>>
Brown Moss Nature Reserve1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a series of walking trails in this delightful nature reserve near Whitchurch View Full Details>>
Caer Caradoc9 miles (14 km)Climb to the 1500 ft (459 m) summit of this distinctive hill in the Shropshire Hills AONB. The walk starts at Church Stretton, near the train station, and takes you to the Caer Caradoc summit where you will find an ancient hill fort. There are fabulous views of The Wrekin, Long Mynd, Carding Mill Valley, Wenlock Edge, the hills of North Wales and the Brecon Beacons. The walk then descends towards Comley and continues to the pretty village of Cardington. From here you return to Church Stretton via Willstone Hill, passing Hope Bowdler Hill on the way. View Full Details>>
Carding Mill Valley3 miles (5 km)Visit a lovely reservoir and waterfall on this short walk in the Shropshire Hills AONB. The walk starts at the National Trust's Carding Mill Valley visitor centre and car park in Church Stretton. You begin by following a pretty stream uphill on a good stony path before bearing left on New Pool Hollow to visit the pretty reservoir. You'll pass mill pools and the 2500 year old Bodbury Ring hill fort on the way. The walk then continues uphill to Lightspot Hollow where you will find a waterfall in a beautiful V-shaped valley lined withbilberry, bracken and heather. You can look out for trout in the pools and stonechats, buzzards and red kitesin the air. View Full Details>>
Chelmarsh Reservoir4 miles (7 km)This circular walk takes you around the pretty Chelmarsh Reservoir in the Severn Valley. On the way you'll enjoy views of the River Severn and visit the little of Chelmarsh. View Full Details>>
Church Stretton6 miles (10 km)This attractive market town is a great place for exploring the Shropshire HillsArea of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is located close to the lovely Carding Mill Valley and Long Mynd with various long distance trails also running through the area. View Full Details>>
Circular Walk around Ludlow2 miles (2.5 km)Visit Ludlow Castle, Whitcliffe Common and the River Teme on this walk around one of England's most attractive towns. View Full Details>>
Clee Hills12 miles (19 km)Visit Titterstone Clee Hilland Brown Clee Hillon this challenging walk in the Shropshire Hills AONB. Titterstone Clee stands at a height of 1,749 feet (533m) while Brown Clee at 1,772 feet (540m), is the highest peak in Shropshire. The views from the hills are truly wonderful with the Welsh Mountains of Snowdonia, Cadair Idris, theBrecon Beacons, and the Black Mountains visible. Views across the Shropshire Hills AONB including Long Mynd, Caer Caradoc and Stiperstones are also marvellous. To the south are theMalvern Hillsand theCotswolds, and to the east are theClent Hills,Turner's Hill, and Barr Beacon. To the north isCannock Chase and thePeak DistrictincludingThe Roachesand Winter Hill. View Full Details>>
Colmere Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)Enjoy a peaceful circular walk around the pretty Cole Mere in Shropshire. The mere is surrounded by mature woodland with two very attractive hay meadows. The park attracts a variety of wildfowl including snipe, curlew and pochard. The Llangollen Canal also runs through Colmere and there are several other nearby meres including Blake Mere, White Mere and Newton Mere. As such, there is plenty of scope for continuing your walk if you have time. View Full Details>>
Corndon Hill2 miles (4 km)Climb to this prominent hill in Powys and enjoy wonderful views over the Long Mynd and Stiperstones on this lovely walk on the Wales-England border. View Full Details>>
Dudmaston Hall3 miles (4.5 km)This 17th-centurycountry house in the Severn Valley is surrounded by landscaped gardens, parkland, managed woodlands, lakes and farmland. View Full Details>>
Eastridge Woods5 miles (8 km)These expansive woods have miles of excellent mountain bike trails to try. The woods are located next to the village of Snailbeach, about 9 miles from Shrewsbury. There's a black trail (severe) and a red trail (difficult) so there's much to enjoy for the experienced rider. Features include tough climbs, natural drops, rocks and very steep descents. This cycle route starts from Snailbeach but you could also start from the car park on the eastern side of the woods. View Full Details>>
Ellesmere Country Park2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a short circular walk around Ellesmere Mere in Shropshire. The park boasts a lake, woodland walks and historic parkland on the edge of the medieval market town of Ellesmere. There is also an excellent Boathouse Visitor Centre and the lovely Victorian Cremorne Gardens on the shore of the Mere. View Full Details>>
Geopark Way111 miles (179 km)Meandering its way for 109 miles through the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark from Bridgnorth to Gloucester, the Geopark Way passes through stunning countryside as it explores 700 million years of geological history. The trail offers varied walking alongside rivers, through forests, along ridges and across valley floors; all with majestic views to match. Passing through an assortment of habitats there is a plethora of wildlife adding to the occasion. Quaint villages and towns dot the route bringing further elements of exploration and enchantment. View Full Details>>
Granville Country Park3 miles (4.2 km)This pretty nature reserve in Telford includes copses, heaths, grasslands, pools, scrub, wet woodlands and oak capped mounds. The park is located a couple of miles north of Telford town centre in Donnington Wood. It's perfect for a peaceful afternoon stroll with a variety of plantlife to see including Orchids, ox-eye daisy and cowslips. There are also splendid views of the surrounding countryside while the Hutchison Way walk passes through the park so there is the option of continuing your walk. View Full Details>>
Grinshill2 miles (3.4 km)This circular walk visits Corbet Wood and the viewpoint at Grinshill, near Shrewsbury. It's a pretty area with peaceful woodland trails and great views over South Shropshire and the Welsh Borders from the dramatic cliff tops at Grinshill Hill. View Full Details>>
Haughmond Hill3 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. View Full Details>>
Hawkstone Park6 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. View Full Details>>
Hutchison Way19 miles (30 km)This walk was created by Telford & Wrekin council as a millennium project and named after late former Chief Executive of the council David Hutchison. It runs from Wellington to Newport via Telford and passes through woodland, country parks and some lovely Shropshire countryside. View Full Details>>
Ironbridge Way8 miles (13 km)Starting in Leegomery head south to the historic Ironbridge on this 8 mile walk through Shropshire. The path passes Ketley and Little Dawley with pleasant sections through Lawley and Horsehay commons where you will pass the tranquil Horsehay Pool. Other highlights include the interesting Telford Steam Railway and the fascinating Ironbridge Gorge Museum at the end of the path. View Full Details>>
Jack Mytton Way68 miles (110 km)This is a splendid walk or mountain bike ride through Shropshire from Cleobury Mortimer to Llanfair Waterdine. It passes through the splendid Long Mynd in the Shropshire Hills AONB. There's also wonderful views of the Severn Valley and its accompanying heritage railway. View Full Details>>
Kerry Ridgeway15 miles (24 km)This is an exceptionally beautiful walk or cycle through Powys and then into Shropshire. View Full Details>>
Llwybr Ceiriog Trail23 miles (37 km)A circular walk or cycle through the beautiful Ceiriog Valley. The trail visits the pretty villages of Bronygarth and Pandy and contains some challenging climbs. The views of the River Ceiriog and the hills of the Ceiriog Valley are a stunning reward for your efforts though. View Full Details>>
Long Mynd6 miles (9 km)This circular walk takes you to Pole Bank, the highest point on the Long Mynd in the Shropshire Hills AONB. Much of this beautiful area is owned and managed by theNational Trust so there are good footpaths to follow to the 516m (1,693ft) summit. View Full Details>>
Lyth Hill Country Park2 miles (3 km)Enjoy wonderful views over the Shropshire Hills in this country park near Shrewsbury. The walk starts at the car park at the eastern end of the park. You then follow the Shropshire Way and other trails to the viewpoints. From here there are splendid views of The Wrekin, Wenlock Edge and Stiperstones. You also pass through areas of woodland, scrub, and open grassland with a variety of wildlife to look out for. Lyth Hill can also be reached by following the Shropshire Way from Shrewsbury. View Full Details>>
Maelor Way24 miles (38 km)This splendid walk takes you from the Shropshire/Cheshire border into Wales. View Full Details>>
Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle2 miles (3.8 km)Visit this fascinatingBronze Age stonecircle and enjoy a hike across Stapeley Common and Stapeley Hill, on this lovely circular walk on the Wales - England border. It's a very beautiful and atmospheric area with the ancient stones surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Shropshire Hills AONB. View Full Details>>
Monarch's Way615 miles (990 km)This incredible 615-mile walk approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester. View Full Details>>
Montgomery Canal35 miles (56 km)Enjoy easy waterside cycling and walking along the Montgomery Canal through Powys and Shropshire. The whole of the route can be walked while cyclists can enjoy the section from Newtown to Welshpool along National Cycle Network route 81. It's a great ride and suitable for families and people of all abilities. View Full Details>>
Mortimer Forest8 miles (13 km)Enjoy walking and cycling trails in this large area of woodland near Ludlow. The woods are located on the border of Shropshire and Herefordshire and include a number of signed trails taking you to the highlights of the forest. View Full Details>>
Mortimer Trail30 miles (48 km)This exceptionally lovely walk takes you through the beautiful Shropshire and Herefordshire countryside, from Ludlow to Kington. View Full Details>>
Nesscliffe Hill Country Park1 miles (2 km)Enjoy woodland trails, heather covered hills and wonderful views over the Shropshire countryside and Welsh hills in this country park near Shrewsbury. Other features in the park include an Iron age hill fort and Kynaston's cave - a cave hewn into the sandstone, said to have been the hideout of medieval outlaw Humphrey Kynaston. It's a lovely area for walking and cycling with waymarked trails to follow through the woodland. View Full Details>>
Oswestry8 miles (13.6 km)This large market town near the Welsh border has some nice walking trails to try to the west. This walk picks up the Offa's Dyke Path to explore the old Oswestry Racecourse and the woodland trails in Candy Wood. You'll also visit the River Morda with lovely views over the Morda Valley. View Full Details>>
Radnor Forest Ride62 miles (100 km)A shared walking and cycle path that runs from Llanfair Waterdine on the English-Welsh border to the Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre. View Full Details>>
Sabrina Way203 miles (327 km)This route is part of the National Bridleroute Network and primarily designed for horse riders but can be used by walkers and cyclists also. The trail starts at the deer park at Great Barrington and heads north to Hartington. The route passes through the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills, the Wyre Forest and Cannock Chase Forest, before finishing in the Derbyshire Peak District. For cyclists a mountain bike or hybrid is advised. View Full Details>>
Sandstone Trail32 miles (51 km)This is a popular walk that runs through Cheshire and Shropshire from Frodsham to Whitchurch. View Full Details>>
Severn Valley Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)This 126-acre riverside park consists of woodland, meadows and riverside banks with views of theRiver Severn. The park has several lovely waymarked trails while National Cycle Network Route 45 also runs through the park. Features in the park include a lake with a bird hide, a woodland walk along a boardwalk and a delightful riverside path. There is also an informative visitor centre and picnic areas. View Full Details>>
Severn Valley Railway Walk7 miles (12 km)Enjoy a lovely walk along the Severn Valley Railway on this riverside trail in Bewdley. The circular walk runs along both sides of the River Severn with views of the heritage steam trains to enjoy on the way. It runs for just under 8 miles though you do have the option of catching the train back from Upper Arley if you wish. View Full Details>>
Severn Way224 miles (360 km)Follow the River Severn from its source at Plynlimon in Powys, to Bristol, the mouth of the river. You start the walk at Plynlimon in upland Mid Wales, before descending into Llanidloes, Newtown, Powys, and Welshpool. The route then follows the towpath of the Montgomery Canal passing The Wrekin and continuing on through Shrewsbury, the Severn Gorge, and the historic town of Ironbridge. You then cross into Worcestershire passing Bewdley, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcester and Upton-upon-Severn in the Malvern Hills. The next section passes through Gloucestershire and includes a section along the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal which takes you past the fascinating abandoned ships at Purton Hulks. You'll also visit Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Berkeley Castle and on to the Severn Estuary and the mouth of the Severn. The final section takes you from Severn beach to Bristol via Lawrence Weston, Shirehampton and through the Avon Gorge. View Full Details>>
Shrewsbury Canal3 miles (5 km)This cycling and walking trail follows the route of the Old Shrewsbury Canal from the centre of Shrewsbury to Haughmond Hill at Uffington. View Full Details>>
Shrewsbury River Walk2 miles (3.6 km)A circular walk around the attractive town of Shrewsbury, visiting the River Severn, Shrewsbury Castle and The Quarry park. View Full Details>>
Shropshire Union Canal66 miles (106 km)Travel from the ourskirts of Wolverhampton to Ellesmere Port on this long distance waterside walk along the Shropshire Union Canal. View Full Details>>
Shropshire Way139 miles (224 km)This walk takes you through some of the most beautiful countryside in Shropshire. You will visit Shrewsbury, Clun (with its ruined castle), Ludlow, Clee Hills, Wenlock Edge, Ironbridge and The Wrekin, where there are some truly spectacular views of this splendid county. The walk begins at Grindley Brook, near Whitchurch, and runs along a circuit to finish a Wem. View Full Details>>
Silkin Way14 miles (23 km)Follow the Silkin Way through Shropshire and enjoy Rivers, parks and historical villages. View Full Details>>
South Cheshire Way34 miles (55 km)This is a splendid walk along canals and through wonderful Shropshire and Cheshire countryside from Grindley Brook, near Whitchurch, to Mow Cop near Congleton. View Full Details>>
Stanmore Country Park Shropshire2 miles (2.5 km)This 100 acre country park near Bridgnorth is ideal for a peaceful afternoon stroll. The park is the site of a World War II training base and is criss crossed with well maintained tarmac paths taking you through the 80 acre woodland. View Full Details>>
Stiperstones9 miles (15 km)The area around this Shropshire Hill is fantastic for walking and cycling. This walk takes you to the 536m (1,759ft) Stiperstones summit where you can enjoy fabulous views of the area. View Full Details>>
Telford11 miles (18 km)This Shropshire based town has a number of long distance trails passsing through the area. There's also a lovely local country park and the ever popular climb to the Wrekin to try. View Full Details>>
The Ercall2 miles (3.5 km)This small hill near the The Wrekin has some nice walking trails to follow through Ercall Woods. The area is geoligcally significant with rocks dating back 500 million years and several disused quarries. There's also lots of interesting flora and fauna to look out for. In the spring you will find carpets of bluebells and the dingy skipperand speckled wood butterflies. From the high points on Ercall Hill there are splendid views across the Shropshire countryside. View Full Details>>
The Wrekin5 miles (8 km)This popular walk takes you to the summit of this iconic Shropshire Hill. View Full Details>>
Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail62 miles (99 km)A new walking route running through the pastoral countryside near the Welsh-English border. The trail runs from Llanymynech in Powys to Holywell in Flintshire following Wat's Dyke - a 40-mile earthwork. On the route: View Full Details>>
Wenlock Edge19 miles (31 km)Wenlock Edge runs from Craven Armsto Much Wenlock, in the Shropshire Hills AONB. This walk follows the 19mi (31km) limestone escarpment using the footpaths of the Shropshire Way and the Jack Mytton Way long distance routes. View Full Details>>
Whitchurch Canal Walk6 miles (9.7 km)Enjoy an easy waterside walk along the Llangollen Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal, from Whitchurch to Marbury. It's a lovely section of the canal with lots of pretty locks, old bridges and nice views of the open countryside of Cheshire and Shropshire. View Full Details>>

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