Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:1.3 km miles
Trail is currently open
An easy stroll, meandering through varied woodland out to the view point over looking Shrewsbury.
This is a linear route that runs gradually up hill and is suitable for buggies and mobility scooters. However it is a long route for anyone pushing a wheelchair.
The quarry veiwing platform is an excellent chance to see the neighbouring quarry working especially if you know anyone who likes dumper trucks!
At the end of the trail there is now a toposcope to help you identify the hills beyond Shrewsbury (and have a rest as it doubles as a seat).
The final 200 yd section of the trail to the toposcope is unsurfaced and bumpy so hard going for small wheeled pushchairs and some mobility scooters and wheelchairs. This is because it is an ancient monument (an ironage enclosure) and we are restricted as to how we change it.
Other Walks on Haughmond Hill
Wilfred's Walk - An unsurfaced walk which takes you out to the front of the hill and views across Shrewsbury.
What do other visitors say?
3 StarsAnonymous, 12/Mar/2014
Walked my dogs here for the first time today and thought what a lovely place it was until I noticed the dog mess everywhere. I clean up after my dogs, so don't see why other dog owners can't do the same. Having managed to stop my dogs from running through pile after pile of the offensive stuff, I ended up stepping in some myself. All in all, a really miserable experience. I also see that car parking charges apply from next month. What a shame that walking one's dogs and enjoying the great outdoors are no longer simple and FREE pleasures. How disappointing.
Forestry Commission Response
We have put in litter bins to enable people to dispose of poo bags on site. The provision of these and litter picking are one of the (increasing) costs that the parking fee goes towards.