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(Average user rating: 3 unrated 3/5)

Welcome to Haughmond Hill

Follow the trails out to the front of the hill for commanding views across the River Severn and Shrewsbury to the South Shropshire and Welsh hills beyond.

Stick Man is still at Haughmond Hill!

Forest web page 150x98pxThe Stick Man Activity Trail is on the Corbett Trail until the end of October. Come and explore the woods through the Stick Man story.  Activity packs (£3 each) available from the cafe).

Walking trails

There are four walking trails on the hill, the Geo and Corbett trails are suitable for buggies and mobility scooters.

Wilfred's Walk and Henry's Hike are longer walks which are rocky and rooty and can be muddy.


Haughmond Cafe is open seven days a week 9.30am - 4pm

What do other visitors say?

3 Stars 3 Stars

This is a lovely spot and I'm sure the Forestry commission do great work here however I took my 5 year old boy on the Stick Man trail and found it quite unpleasant since so many dogs are exercised here. Lots of activities included picking up sticks but we were put off as the first stick we picked up had dog faeces on it. Yes, I know that 99% of dog owners there use bags and are careful but another activity involved feeling the bark on a tree. I approached a tree with my Son and realised it STANK of dog wee, I certainly didn't want him to touch it. You can't encourage children to forage in what is in effect a dog toilet!!! Yes, it's a great place to walk dogs but keep the children's trail dog free please.

Kate, 30/Aug/2016

On Tuesday 9th Aug I found a ring on the ground in the carpark at Haughmond Hill. As the caf was closed I took the ring home. If the owner can be traced my phone number is with the local FC Ranger. I would love ring and owner to be re-united!

Vicki Succamore, 10/Aug/2016

Thanks for this Vicki I will pass on your number if anyone comes forward.

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We were out walking our dogs on the Abbey side of Haughmond Hill and noticed that there had been a phenomenal amount of tree felling which was quite upsetting as we wondered what had happened? Could anyone help us find out why please?

Thank you


Emma Bacon, 18/Jul/2016

Hi Emma, The conifer crop was felled here last winter, the timber goes into the supply chain for wood products and fuel. The area will be replanted in winter 2017 with a mixture of conifer and broadleaved species allowing the woodland to sit more comfortably into the landscape in the years to come until the crop matures and the cycle starts again.

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Last updated: 15th September 2016

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What's Here?

  • Litter bin
  • Baby Changing
  • Baby changing facilities are available in the all access toilet.
  • Cafe
  • Haughmond Cafe is open 7 days a week 9.00am to 3pm.
  • 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 will open 7 days a week 9.30am-4pm.
  • Information
  • Leaflets with maps of the Hill are available to buy from the cafe for 80p.
  • Ancient Monuments
  • Haughmond Hill is home to an Iron Age enclosure and a medieval ring work.
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Parking cost 1 per day.
  • 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 open 7 days a week 9am to 3pm.
More about what's here


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

Get directions


Georgina Sharp
Recreation Ranger
0300 0676977­

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
The car park is open
6am to 6pm 1st November-28th February.
6am - 8:30pm 1st March - 31st October.
Parking charges of 1 per day are now enforced.Parking cost 1 per day.
Discovery Pass
Discovery Passes for this site are available from the the cafe. The pass costs 25.

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