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Wilfreds Walk
(Average user rating: unrated unrated)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

2.1 miles

Trail is currently open

Trail Map of Haughmond Hill


Trail description

View from the top of Haughmond Hill near Shrewsbury, Shropshire. West Midlands FD      The Family Stones on Haughmond Hill, Shropshire

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.

Helen, 1/Oct/2015

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.

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What's Here?

  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Baby Changing
  • Baby changing facilities are available in the all access toilet which is open the same hours as the cafe.
  • Cafe
  • Haughmond Hill Café is open 9:30 - 3:30 weekdays and 9:00 - 4:00 weekends.
  • Dogs
  • Haughmond Hill welcomes responsible dog walkers, please be aware that many families use the site and children are often wary of dogs.
  • Dogs on lead
  • We have a strict dogs-on-lead zone in the in the car park, around the café and for the first 100m of the trail.
  • 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.
  • Information
  • Leaflets with maps of the Hill are available to buy from the cafe for 80p.
  • Litter bin
  • There are litter bins around the café and car park only. 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 the Cafe for approximately £1.50.
  • 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 the same hours as the Cafe.
More about what's here


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

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Wyre Recreation Team
0300 067 4935

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