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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.

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.

Cafe

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

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Great place and well worth a visit. Yes lots of dog owners go there (includes us) but absolutly no issue with dog mess... parking is easy, cafe has great choices and very reasonsble. My ONLY criticism is the lack of bins.... resoponsible dog owners will obviously 'pick up' after their dogs but its not much fun carrying it with you around a 3-4 mile walk!

Anonymous, 13/Nov/2016

Hello, there are six bins on site close to the start and end of the trails (where they were most needed according to what was being left on the ground). Putting bins further into the wood, on the blue walk for example poses problems with wildlife, are difficult to empty and would be a significant extra cost.

Forestry Commission Response
3 Stars 3 Stars

Wonderful site, with great facilities. However, our walk was rather spoiled by a very small minority of dog owners who clearly hadn't read the signs asking them to:

1. Clean up after their dog.

2. Keep their dog in sight.

3. Keep their dog under control & not approach others.

When challenged we were told by one dog owner: "that it probably wasn't the best place to come if we didn't like dogs!" Stupidly, I had assumed the site was intended for everyone to use considerately.

What a shame that one dog owner gives all the wonderful dog owners we met a bad name.

This arrogance really needs to be addressed, it's spoiling the site for everyone.

Anonymous, 10/Nov/2016

I'm sorry you had this experience the site is for all, not exclusively dog walkers. We are planning a national campaign that will hopefully help us tackle these issues.

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

Two recent visits, really enjoyed both walks and the views are fabulous. Great cafe and handy loos. Only improvements would be more dog poo bins along the trails, as they are only located near the start of the walks, plus better signage on the road showing visitor's where to come. The only signs are for the Quarry, then when you get there you see the banner advertising the cafe.

May, 31/Oct/2016
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Last updated: 25th November 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

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

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
The car park is open
6am to 6pm 1st November-28th February.
6am - 8:30pm 1st March - 31st October.
Parking
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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