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.

Bury Ditches Walk No ratings yet.

This is a walk from Clun along Offa’s Dyke to the ancient hill fort of Bury Ditches. You can cut the route short at SO 320 835, though that would mean missing out on the Bury Ditches themselves. The Route Click here to view the full description and download route leaflets.

Bucknell and Stowe Hill No ratings yet.

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 No ratings yet.

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

Peckforton Hills walk No ratings yet.

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.

Foot in both camps Walk 4/5 (2)

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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Hopton Castle No ratings yet.

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.

The Ellesmere Mere Walk No ratings yet.

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.

The Portway – Church Stretton to Pulverbatch No ratings yet.

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.