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Henrys Hike
(Average user rating: unrated unrated)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:

red

Length of trail:

1.4 miles

Trail is currently open

Trail Map of Haughmond Hill

 

Trail description

Follow the red waymarkers on a walk across the central plateau of the hill taking in views of the Wrekin to the east.

The trail has rocky sections and exposed roots but is mostly flat. Expect the trail to be muddy seasonally and after rain.


During the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403 Henry IV's armies amassed on and around the hill having marched from Worcester.

Corbett Trail - An easy access, surfaced trail

Geo Trail - An easy access, surfaced trail out to the view over Shrewsbury.

Wilfred's Walk - An unsurfaced walk which takes you out to the front of the hill and views across Shrewsbury.

 

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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.
  • Easy Access
  • Haughmond Hill has two easy access trails, the Corbett and Geo trails. there is an all access toilet which is open the same hours as the cafe.
  • Horse riding
  • Riding is permitted on forest roads.
  • 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

Get directions

Contact

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

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