The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) provides miles of some of the most stunning walks in Shropshire, spanning nearly a quarter of the entire county. When it comes to finding walking trails in Wales, there is something for everyone – whether you are after high intensity routes or the more leisurely walking routes.
The Long Mynd
The Long Mynd, near the charming village of Church Stretton, is an idyllic landscape of both flat countryside planes and steep hills. Carding Mill Valley is a small town well known as the perfect starting location for a walk up the Long Mynd. From the summits of all the hills, you can enjoy expansive views as far as Cheshire towards the North, and Westerly you will catch the Berwyn mountains in your sights.
The Wrekin, just 9 miles from Shrewsbury, is a treasured feature to both locals and visitors. More than simply a hill, the Wrekin provides an unbeatable vantage point in which to gaze over the stunning views of Shropshire and the Ironbridge Gorge and is a popular place for locals and tourists alike.
If hiking Shropshire Hills isn’t your idea of the perfect walk, there are less strenuous places to walk in Shropshire – but they are by no means any less beautiful! Ironbridge is a village in Telford named after its infamous feature – the world’s first bridge constructed from iron. The River Severn runs straight through the town which comprises of independent cafes, museums and boutique shops. Welcoming international tourists every year, this World Heritage Site continues to be a popular place for river walks and food indulgences. Get lost as you weave through quaint, historical residential areas, surrounded by beautiful greenery.
Offa’s Dyke Path
Crossing the border between Wales and England 20 times and passing through 8 different counties, Offa’s Dyke Path is a 177 mile walk from Chepstow to Prestatyn. Your holiday home at the Seven Oaks Caravan Holiday Park will sit right in the middle of this incredible walking trail meaning you can jump on the route and choose to explore either way.
If you enjoy geocaching or fancy giving it a go for the first time, then Shropshire is the perfect place for you. Geocaching is often described as modern, real-world treasure hunting, using a hand-held GPS you navigate around looking for ‘caches’, or hidden objects. Geocaching has a global community of treasure hunters that combine the fun of the hunt with outdoor exercise and adventure. You can rent a hand-held GPS from the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, and follow their expertly designed trails. This is a fantastic way for the whole family to have fun whilst exploring Shropshire walking trails.