Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:2.1 miles
Trail is currently open
Follow the blue waymarkers for a walk through mixed woodland. En-route you will pass pass Nancy Spragg's cottage, not much is left there now but can you spot the lilac and plum trees which once grew in her garden?
Look out from the toposcope (the site of an Iron Age enclosure) over Shrewsbury to the Hills beyond follow the trail round to the Family stone and windows on the view.
This is the longest trail on the hill. Sections of the trail have exposed roots and rocks and some parts will be muddy especially after wet weather.
This walk is named in memory of war poet Wilfred Owen who had strong links with the local area and Haughmond Hill in particular.
Geo Trail - Easy Access walk with quarry views.
Corbett Trail - Circular Easy Access walk.
Henry's Hike - unsurfaced walk, mostly flat with rocks and roots.
What do other visitors say?
We had a lovely walk with our dog, however there are no bins apart from at the start around the cafe area, with so many people walking with dogs, there really needs to be more bins on the paths and this would help with the issue of dog poo being left. I took a coffee from the cafe with me to walk and then had to carry the empty cup the whole time until we got back to the cafe. Please get more bins.
Forestry Commission Response
There are two bins on each walking trail as it leaves the car park & café area so a walk from there will pass a bin four times. To have bins throughout the wood raises financial and logistical issues as well as the impact on wildlife further into the wood.
4 StarsBobbie - Dog, 29/Jul/2015
I took my owner for a walk around Haughmond Hill this morning and despite my best efforts she managed to get us a little lost. I think she set off assuming the trails would be easier to follow, but I think she needed more guide posts. At some point we even managed to leave the hill via the woods and arrived on an unidentified road. I made her double back and we picked up the blue trail then the red and then, much to both our relief, the car park. We had a great walk and I have been very sleepy doggy ever since. Just thought a little feedback might be useful, to help these poor owners - any chance of more sign posts please? Thanks Bobbie-Dog
4 StarsArchie White, 30/Sep/2014
We followed the blue marked trail this Sunday in wonderful weather and were really enjoying our morning out, looking forward to a coffee and snack at the caf■, but the day was marred by ignorant mountain bikers who were bombing around the trails at high speeds and not stopping or even slowing down when they met walkers. Fearing for the safety of our 6 year old boy I stood in their path at one particularly narrow point to make them slow down and got assailed with verbal abuse. Basically telling me I was in the wrong and they had every right to use the way marked trails at speeds they wished. Is this the case? I thought bikers were supposed to stick to their own trails as they are virtually silent and very fast.
Forestry Commission Response
I am sorry you had this experience. We do ask all our visitors to show consideration to each other when visiting the wood. There are no officially designated bike trails on the Hill with one short exception due to the small size of the Hill.