Walking in Shrewsbury

37 Routes Found

Circular Route:

Starting from map of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Explore the Shropshire Hills

Route Description: The Shropshire Hills are a protected landscape designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether you enjoy hiking the hills, strolling through superb scenery or rambling along river valleys, there are walks to suit all tastes and abilities.

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Leaflet available from: Shirehall

Telephone: 03456789000

Email: Outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Up to 3 hours/6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate or short steep climbs


Linear Route:

From North Shropshire

To North Shropshire

Walking in North Shropshire

Route Description: Northern Shropshire has many protected landscapes including the National Nature Reserve at Whixall and Wem Moss. Whether you enjoy hiking the hills, strolling through superb scenery or rambling along rivers and canals, there are walks to suit all tastes.

Points of Interest: Nescliffe & Corbett Wood

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Leaflet available from: Shirehall

Telephone: 03456789000

Email: Outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Up to 3 hours/6 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from Haughmond Hill carpark

Henry's Hike Haughmond Hill

Route Description: Through young plantations across the middle of the plateau on Haughmond Hill. Link

Points of Interest: Views across the countryside to the Wrekin.

Parking Information: Take the Shrewsbury to Newport road, B5062, turn right after Haughmond Abbey. After 500m, turn right again into the car park.

Leaflet available from: Mortimer Forest Office

Telephone: 01584 813826

Email: georgina.sharp@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from Haughmond Hill carpark

Wilfreds Walk Haughmond Hill

Route Description: This cirular walk has fine views towards Shrewsbury Link

Points of Interest: Views across Shrewsbury to the hills beyond.

Parking Information: Take the Shrewsbury to Newport road, B5062, turn right after Haughmond Abbey. After 500m, turn right again into the car park.

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Leaflet available from: Mortimer Forest Office

Telephone: 01584 813826

Email: georgina.sharp@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from Haughmond Hill carpark

Corbett Easy Access Trail

Route Description: This gentle stroll on surfaced paths. Link

Points of Interest: A pleasant walk through mixed woodland.

Parking Information: Take the Shrewsbury to Newport road, B5062, turn right after Haughmond Abbey. After 500m, turn right again into the car park. Refreshments are available Wednesday � Sunday.

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Leaflet available from: Mortimer Forest Office

Telephone: 01584 813826

Email: georgina.sharp@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from Car Park - Battlefield Way Roundabout

Battlefield Heritage Park Route

Route Description: Walk the site of the famous Battle of Shrewsbury in which King Henry IV was matched against the northern rebels led by Hotspur.

Points of Interest: St Mary Magdalene's Church

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Leaflet available from: Shirehall

Telephone: 03456789000

Email: Outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from The Bog

Wonder as you Wander - Riches from the Rocks

Route Description: Wonder as you Wander around the site of The Bog lead mine Take a short stroll to see the rocks involved and find the clues to the workings of this once-flourishing mining community

Points of Interest: Geological Walk

Parking Information: Publiic Parking at the Bog Mine

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Telephone: 03456789000

Email: outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk


Linear Route:

From Knighton (Shropshire sections)

To Chirk (Shropshire sections)

Offas Dyke Path National Trail Route

Route Description: The 283km's of Offa's Dyke National Trail runs from Chepstow to Prestatyn. Three sections of the trail lie within the county of Shropshire. Amounting to 45km of the total trail large sections of the dyke survive intact.

Points of Interest: Offa's Dyke Visitor centre at Knighton.

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Leaflet available from: Shirehall

Telephone: 03456789000

Email: Outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: More than 12 miles

Difficulty: Steep or long/moderate climbs/decents


Linear Route:

From Church Stretton

To Pontesbury

Car free walk in the Shropshire Hills

Route Description: Encouraging sustainable travel throughout the Shropshire Hills, this leaflet highlights a great walk you can do using public transport. Split into two sections from Church stretton to Pontesbury via Pulverbatch. Shropshire Hills Shuttles run weekends and Bank Holiday Monday through the summer months and link in with this walk.

Points of Interest: Church Stretton, Carding Mill Valley, The Long Mynd, The Portway, Picklescott Hill, Pulverbatch

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Leaflet available from: Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Telephone: 01588 674080

Email: Outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: More than 12 miles

Difficulty: Steep or long/moderate climbs/decents


Circular Route:

Starting from Louise House Car Park

Meole Brace, Shrewsbury Walking for Life Routes

Route Description: Follow the special Walking for Life way markers around these short walks through the village of Moele Brace and surrounding countryside.

Points of Interest: River Severn, Holy Trinity Church

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Leaflet available from: Shirehall

Telephone: 03456789000

Email: Outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from Abbot's Wood, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, SY2 5UA

Monkmoor Walking for Life Route

Route Description: Follow the special 'Walking for Life' way markers around these short walks in Monkmoor, and experience fantastic views of the River severn and the surrounding countryside.

Points of Interest: Abbot's Wood in Monkmoor (SY2 5UA) has cafe and toilet facilities available

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Leaflet available from: Shirehall

Telephone: 03456789000

Email: Outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from Battlefield Heritage Site

Bloody Battlefield - Family Friendly Walk

Route Description: Type of ground – Flatish, mostly on good paths How long? – 1½ miles / 2.4 km. Allow 1 hours How easy? – Easy peasy! Suitable for pushchairs? – Definitely

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Telephone: 0345 678 9000

Email: outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from Pine car park

Nesscliffe Nonsense The Cliffe - Family Friendly

Route Description: Type of ground – Hilly but not silly, can be muddy in places How long? – 3 miles / 4.8 km Short cut 2 miles /3.2 km. Allow 1½ or 2½ hours How easy? – Fairly easy, one or two steepish climbs and descents Suitable for pushchairs? – Only the all-terrain sort

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Telephone: 03456789000

Email: outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Moderate or short steep climbs


Circular Route:

Starting from Corbet Wood

Grinshill & Corbet Wood - Family Friendly Walk

Route Description: Type of ground – Woodland paths and tracks – can be muddy How long? – To viewpoint, less than 1 mile / 1.6 km. Longer walk 2½ miles / 4 km. Allow 1 or 2 hours How easy? – To the viewpoint is easy peasy. Walking further is hilly but not silly Suitable for pushchairs? – Only for the all-terrain sort

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Telephone: 03456789000

Email: outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Moderate or short steep climbs


Circular Route:

Starting from Lyth Hill Countryside Heritage site Car Park

Ropey Old Lyth Hill - Family Friendly Walk

Route Description: Type of ground – Flattish to start then gets hilly but not silly. Can be muddy in places How long? – Just under 2 miles / 3.2 km. Allow 1½-2 hours How easy? – Easy peasy! Suitable for pushchairs – All but Spring Coppice

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Telephone: 03456789000

Email: outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Up to 3 hours/6 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from Pine car park

Nesscliffe Nonsense 1 - Family Friendly Walk

Route Description: Type of ground – Flattish, can be muddy in places How Long? – 1 mile / 1.6 km Allow 40 minutes How easy? – Easy peasy! Suitable for pushchairs? Oh yes

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Telephone: 03456789000

Email: outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from Pine car park

Nesscliffe Nonsense 2 - Family Friendly Walk

Route Description: Type of ground – Hilly but not silly, can be muddy in places How long? – Less than 2 miles / 2.7km. Allow 2 hours How easy? – Fairly easy, one or two steepish climbs and descents Suitable for pushchairs? – Unfortunately not

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Telephone: 03456789000

Email: outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles


Circular Route:

Starting from Shrewsbury Town Centre

Darwin Town Trail

Route Description: The historic town of Shrewsbury has changed little since Darwin walked its streets as a schoolboy. Follow the trail around his hometown and learn about Darwins early influences from a schoolboy bug hunter into a world class naturalist.

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Leaflet available from: Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council

Telephone: 01743 258888

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Linear Route:

From Haughmond Hill car park

To Viewpoint at haughmond Hill

Geo-Trail Haughmond Hill

Route Description: Linear trail to a wonderful view over Shrewsbury. Link

Points of Interest: Trail through ancient oaks, Wonderful views, and a quarry.

Parking Information: Take the Shrewsbury to Newport road, B5062, turn right after Haughmond Abbey. After 500m, turn right again into the car park.

Leaflet available from: Mortimer Forest Office

Telephone: 01584 813826

Email: georgina.sharp@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from Pontesbury Medical Centre

WFL Pontesbury Walks

Route Description: Four walks in an around Pontesbury, suitable for all. Routes vary from 1.5 - 2.5 miles long. Three of the routes are stile free.

Points of Interest: views of the church. You may catch a glimpse of a kingfisher, buzzard or hare along the way!

Parking Information: Pontesbury Medical Centre carpark is for patients only. Please park in the village not the carpark.

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Leaflet available from: Shirehall

Telephone: 03456789000

Email: Outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Linear Route:

From Pulverbatch

To Church Stretton

Shropshire Way - car free walk

Route Description: Superb walk along the Long Mynd and down into Carding Mill Valley.

Points of Interest: The Portway, 5000 year old ridge way.

Parking Information: 546 bus service (hourly) Shrewsbury to Pulverbatch (Mon - Sat).

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Leaflet available from: Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Telephone: 01588 674080

Email: Outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Moderate or short steep climbs


Circular Route:

Starting from Condover

Condover to Lyth Hill via the golf course

Route Description: 4-mile circular walk

Points of Interest: Lyth Hill Country Park

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Leaflet available from: Shirehall

Telephone: 03456789000

Email: Outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Up to 3 hours/6 miles


Circular Route:

Starting from Condover

Condover Circular

Route Description: 1-mile circular walk around Condover, through woodland, park and the village.

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Telephone: 01743 718194

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from Lyth Hill

Lyth Hill Circular Walks

Route Description: 3 walks from 1 - 4 miles, with great views of the Shropshire Hills

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Telephone: 01743 718194

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles


Circular Route:

Starting from Ryton

Circular walk between Ryton and Dorrington

Route Description: easy circular walk

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Telephone: 01743 718194

Time/Distance: Up to 3 hours/6 miles


Circular Route:

Starting from Dorrington

Shadymoor Circular

Route Description: 3-mile circular walk

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Telephone: 01743 718194

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles


Circular Route:

Starting from Smethcott Church

Smethcott to Woolstaston

Route Description: circular walk through lost Shropshire meadows.

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Telephone: 01743 718194

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles


Circular Route:

Starting from Stapleton

Stapleton walks

Route Description: Circular walk to Lyth Hill, Exfords Green and Lower Common using part of the Shropshire Way.

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Telephone: 01743 718194

Time/Distance: Up to 3 hours/6 miles


Circular Route:

Starting from Stapleton

Stapleton to Dorrington

Route Description: various circular walks from Stapleton

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Telephone: 01743 718194

Time/Distance: Up to 3 hours/6 miles


Linear Route:

From Shelton

To Nesscliffe

Shropshire Way North 19 - Shelton to Nesscliffe

Route Description: This walk links Shrewsbury’s landmark Shelton water tower to the delightful and historically fascinating Nesscliffe Hill Country Park via Montford Bridge & Shrawardine.

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Telephone: 03456789000

Email: outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: More than 3 hours/Less than 12 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Linear Route:

From Haughmond Abbey

To Wem

Shropshire Way North 21 - Haughmond Abbey to Wem

Route Description: Attractive 11 mile or 18 km walk between Haughmond Abbey and Wem via Astley, Hadnall and Clive.

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Telephone: 03456789000

Email: outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: More than 3 hours/Less than 12 miles

Difficulty: Moderate or short steep climbs


Circular Route:

Starting from Shrewsbury Sports Village

Haughmond Abbey & Beyond

Route Description: Leisurely walk from Shrewsbury Sports Village to Haughmond Abbey and (if you wish) beyond.

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Telephone: 03456789000

Email: outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from Hook-a-Gate

Hook-a-Gate

Route Description: Short, circular walk along footpaths between Hook-a-gate and Upper Pulley. There are currently 3 single step stiles on the final stretch. Route can be muddy during bad weather Distance: Short Walk - 2.5 km/1.5 mile Longer Walk - 3.91 km/2.4 mile Time: 60 - 90 minutes

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Telephone: 03456789000

Email: outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from Frankwell Carpark

Frankwell - Riverside Walk

Route Description: Pleasant 3.5mile circular walk following the River Severn through Frankwell and Mountfields towards Shelton and returning via Copthorne Park and Porthill. The route is mainly flat, following riverside paths, but there are two flights of stairs and one short uphill stage.

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Telephone: 03456789000

Email: outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from Conway Drive Shrewsbury

Severn Way - Monkmoor

Route Description: 6 mile circular walk following the Severn Way through Monkmoor. The route is mainly flat following riverside paths with beauti-ful views out to Haughmond Hill.

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Telephone: 0345 678 9000

Email: outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Circular Route:

Starting from Bayston Hill

Bayston Hill Walks

Route Description: Stretch your legs and explore the countryside around Bayston Hill! Discover the fields and farmland, the pools and streams, and the woodland dells within a 10 minute walk from the village These are a series of walks which will take on average around 40 – 60 minutes, or you can join them up for a mini expedition!

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Telephone: 0345 678 9000

Email: outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Difficulty: Moderate or short steep climbs


Circular Route:

Starting from Shrewsbury Railway Station

Coton Hill & The Old River Bed

Route Description: 6.4 km leisurely circular walk from the Station via, Coton Hill, Hencott, Mount Pleasant and Castlefields passing the Coton Hill Communi-ty Woodland and the Old Riverbed (SSSI). The route is mostly flat with one or two gentle in-clines and is stile free.

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Telephone: 03456789000

Email: outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk

Time/Distance: Less than an hour/3 miles

Difficulty: Flat or slightly undulating


Walks supplied from: Walking in Shropshire