Walking in Shropshire

Shropshire is superb walking country with over 3,500 miles of rights of way underfoot.

There are long distance and circular walks that pick up villages and inns, sights and places of interest. Trace the history of our market towns along town trails.

Follow in the footsteps of famous writers, explore historic sites which have changed the world, stroll from the stations along the Severn Valley Railway, find remote castles and hill forts peopled with the ghosts of Celts and pagans.

The Long Mynd Access Map is available from the National Trust. At weekends and Bank Holidays a shuttle bus will take you from Church Stretton to Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd. Shuttle up and walk back - it's the smart way to do it.

Along Wenlock Edge the National Trust provides walking route maps from leaflet dispensers at car parks.

There are six heritage walks from Oswestry into the surrounding countryside.

The Secret Hills Discovery Centre at Craven Arms can give you a virtual balloon ride over Shropshire and is the start point for a series of walks into the Shropshire hills.

Long Distance Walks include:

Offa's Dyke - along the borders with Wales

The Severn Way - a new route along the banks of the River Severn and Severn Valley from source to sea.

Mortimer's Way - through Shropshire and Herefordshire

The Geopark Way - unique 109 mile long distance walking trail runs through the Abberley and Malvern Hills

The Shropshire Way - from Grindley Brook to Shrewsbury and beyond. It also joins up with four other long distance walks taking in Cheshire, and North Wales.

Other books and leaflets are available from many of our Visitor Information Centres

Walkers are Welcome

Walkers Welcome in Much WenlockBishops CastleChurch StrettonCleobury MortimerMuch Wenlock,WhitchurchOswestryWellington and Knighton are all Walkers are Welcome towns, with routes to the main long distance trails of Offa's Dyke and the Shropshire Way as well as many other local routes and walks. 12 Walking with Offa routes can be found at the Shropshire Hills AONB website.

Walking Holidays

Details on walking holidays can be obtained from Byway Breaks who cover North and South Shropshire, Shrewsbury and Ironbridge.