Walks in Shropshire

The Shropshire hills can be found in the rural county of Shropshire in England and sits on the border with Wales. Covering almost a quarter of the county, these hills are designated one of the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Boasting miles of public rights of way and open access land the walking choices here are in plentiful supply. From short country walks to long distance stomps, the Shropshire hills will please all walkers, and offer great hill walking options for the populous of the midlands within easier reach than other areas such as Snowdonia or the Lake District.

Walks in Shropshire highlights include The Wrekin, one of the most famous natural landmarks in the area. Wenlock edge, a narrow 24km long limestone escarpment, and Long Mynd, which is one of Shropshire’s most popular hills.

Those who like Long distance paths are also catered for, with the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail passing through Shropshire for roughly 45km. As well as having it’s own, in the form of The Shropshire Way, which is a figure of eight route, some of which is still in development (as of May 2018).

All our Shropshire walking routes come with Ordnance Survey mapping and downloadable GPX files for GPS devices. There’s also either a detailed description written by ourselves, or a link to our carefully curated routes on selected partner websites.

To see our full selection of walks in Shropshire scroll below.

Bucknell and Stowe Hill

A moderate easy walk from Bucknell to Stow Hill via Bucknell Wood and Weston village. You can easily extend the route with the many good byways in the area. The Route Click here to view the full description and download route leaflets.

Lyth Hill Walk

Straightforward ramble starting from the Lyth Hill Country Park south of Shrewsbury. The Route Click here to view the full description.

Peckforton Hills walk

The Peckforton Hills walk is a straightforward loop along part of the Sandstone Trail. There’s even a pub half way round in Higher Burwardsley. The Route Click here to view the full description.

Much Wenlock to Wyke Ramble

A sleepy ramble from Much Wenlock to Wyke, passing by St Milburga’s Priory on the way. The Route Click here to view the full description.

Market Drayton Walk

A walk from Market Drayton along the Shropshire and Staffordshire border. The Route Click here to view the full description.

Acton Scott Amble

An easy walk from the Acton Scott historic working farm museum, located between Church Stretton and Craven Arms. The Shropshire hills are a convenient get away if you want a hilly walk but the mountains of Snowdonia and the Lakes are too far to travel for the weekend. The Route Click here to view the …

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Foot in both camps Walk

With a name like Llanymynech, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in Wales but this village is cut in two by the border. Following the canal for much of the first half of the walk, you’re rewarded with a yomp over the heights of Llanymynech Hill and Offa’s Dyke on your return leg. Offa’s Dyke …

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Riverside Ramble- Craven Arms

An easy walk for all the family from the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre at Craven Arms. The Route Click here to view the full description and download route leaflets.

Tower and Ramparts Walk

A figure of 8 route right on the England and Wales border along the Offa’s Dyke Path. Starting in Craignant and up Selattyn Hill for the first loop, you could easily divide this into two easier routes. You finish off on a final loop towards Bronygarth along Offa’s Dyke before returning on paths to the …

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Hopton Castle

An easy flat ramble across to the remains of Hopton Castle from Buckden, but with a steep bit of uphill to end the day! The Route Click here to view the full description or visit the Baron at Bucknell website that has more walks in the area.

Caer Caradoc from Bucknell

A longer walk over rural and rolling hills, visiting an ancient hill fort on the way. You have the option of cutting the route short at Pentre if you want to reduce the ascent. The Route Click here to view the full description or visit the Baron at Bucknell website that has more walks in …

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The Ellesmere Mere Walk

Straightforward ramble from Ellesmere around the small lakes, or meres. Beware of the geese at the beginning, they’ll mob you! The Route Click here to view the full description.

Walk the Llangollen Canal from Whittington

An easy country ramble from Whittington to a section of the Llangollen Canal and back. Make sure you visit the castle while you’re at it. The Route Click here to view the full description.

Adstone Hill Walk from Bridges

Follow the Shropshire way for a shorter excursion from the village of Bridge over Adstone Hill to Wentnor and back again. There’s a pub at the start and half way around, making this an ideal Sunday afternoon ramble. The Shropshire hills are a convenient get away if you want a hilly walk but the mountains …

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The Portway – Church Stretton to Pulverbatch

The Portway (not to be confused with the other Portway) is an mediaeval trade route that traverses the Long Mynd. Follow in the footsteps of our anscestors by walking on this reasonably long yomp from Church Stretton over to Pulverbatch. The Route Click here to view the full description and download route leaflets.