Explore The Marches
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

The Marches Forest Area extends from just north of Shrewsbury south to Leominster and across to the Welsh border.

The wooded hills of the Marches. West Midlands FDThe undulating landscape of this area is punctuated with woodland sites many of which have historical significance.


Walking trails for everyone

Trails for everyone can be found across our woodlands. Haughmond Hill and Mortimer Forest have surfaced easy access trails suitable for buggies and mobility scooters.

Cycling and MTB trails

Raw Trails for Riders, this part of the country is known for its hills. We have rocky, rooty trails in Eastridge and Hopton Woods suitable for experienced riders.

Horse riding

Horse Riders are welcome on the network of bridleways and surfaced forest roads within our woodlands.


Haughmon Cafe at Haughmond Hill is open seven days a week 9:30 - 4pm.

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What do other visitors say?

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1 for all day parking is great for complete access to the recreation areas at the site. Amazing views of Wales and south Shropshire from the viewpoint. The cafe is great when the sun is shining and you can make use of the picnic benches. Well worth a visit.

Mark, 25/Jun/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Parking all day for ■1.00 how can people moan at that ?? Cafe we'll priced so you can have a nice walk then back for a cuppa what more could you want

Andy Wilson, 8/Sep/2014

Parking charges on haughmond hill are a joke 1 are you trying to stop people excersicing 2 parking in Pembroke only ■1 all day and there is beaches and sea there 3sold half the hill already they paid for paths in bribes I for one and may others will not pay will park on road if have to , pine cafe will go bust , guess you don't realise that people have no money in there pocket hear there is a recession on at moment . How tight can you get . Sham on you

David steed, 7/Sep/2012

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Georgina Sharp
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