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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Length of trail:

1.3 km miles

Trail is currently open

Trail Map of Haughmond Hill

 

Trail description

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).

Please note

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

Corbett trail - An easy access, surfaced trail

Henry's Hike - An unsurfaced, mostly flat trail with roots and rocky sections.

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 Stars 3 Stars

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.

Anonymous, 12/Mar/2014

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.

Forestry Commission Response

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What's Here?

  • Baby Changing
  • Baby changing facilities are available in the all access toilet which is open the same hours as the cafe
  • Cafe
  • Pine Tops Cafe is open Wednesday - Sunday and bank holidays. Core hours are 9am - 2pm with longer hours at weekends and in the summer.
  • Dogs
  • Haughmond Hill welcomes responsible dog walkers, please be aware that many families use the site and children are often wary of dogs.
  • Horse riding
  • Riding is permitted on forest roads.
  • Information
  • Leaflets with maps of the Hill are available to buy from the cafe for 80p.
  • Litter bin
  • Please take your litter home.
  • Ancient Monuments
  • Haughmond Hill is home to an Iron Age enclosure and a medieval ring work.
  • Orienteering
  • A permanent course has been devised by Wrekin Orienteers. Courses are suitable for beginners and maps can be bought from Pine Tops Cafe for approximately 1.50.
  • Parking
  • Parking is currently free but charging will start in mid-April 2013.
  • Picnic
  • There are numerous picnic tables in the car park and a couple on the front of the hill on Wilfred's Walk.
  • Play area
  • We are starting to introduce opportunities for play by creating natural play spaces.
  • Trail (easy)
  • There are two easy access Walking trails in this woodland. The Corbett Trail and the Geo Trail.
  • Trail (moderate)
  • Henry's Hike and Wilfred's Walk are moderate trails. Both have rocky and rooty sections and can be muddy.
  • Viewpoint
  • There are stunning views from the end of the Geo-trail, Wilfreds Walk and Henry's Hike.
  • Toliets
  • The toilets are currently open the same hours as the Cafe.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SJ 545 147
Postcode: SY4 4PW

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Contact

Georgina Sharp
Recreation Ranger
0300 0676977
georgina.sharp@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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