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(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.4/5)

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.

Gruffalo Spotters at Haughmond Hill

From 1st April, follow clues and collect evidence as you search for the Gruffalo along the Gruffalo Spotters trail! Bring the characters to life before your eyes with The Gruffalo Spotter free app, or gather clues with an Evidence Kit. More details for Haughmond Hill

Stargazing in the forest

Experience stars in the night sky like never before when visiting Haughmond Hill this winter. Download your beginner's guide to stargazing, then visit our family-friendly "Why stars matter" trail to bring the night sky to life and become a forest-star! The trail runs around the easy-access corbet trail.

Cafe

Haughmond Cafe is open seven days a week 9.30am - 3.30pm

What do other visitors say?

Why are you cutting down so many trees?

Olive Coales (6 years old), 6/Jun/2017

Hi Olive, it is a working forest which means the trees are planted as a crop and to be cut down. The timber goes to timber mills to produce wood products and fuel. Some of the Pine trees in the car park were suffering from a disease so we removed them earlier than planned. But don't worry we are going to replace them this winter with fruiting trees which will be happier around the car park.

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Hi, do you have a cycling policy at Haughmond Hill? I know you have signposts for clclists along some tracks. Are you happy for cyclists to use all the footpaths, including public ones, on this site?

Liz Evans, 25/May/2017

We have a track from the car park to take cyclists out on to the hill and another for return to keep cyclists off the Corbett and Geo trails.

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3 Stars 3 Stars

Are the saplings you have planned eucalyptus and if so why have you chose them.

I would give 4 stars if it was not for dog fouling that really isn't your fult. Lazy dog owners tossing poo bags in the bushes and trees. Poo on the paths ready for children to tred in.

Clive, 7/Mar/2017

We are planning on planting varieties of fruiting native trees such as wild cherry.

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Last updated: 21st June 2017

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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
  • Parking charges are now enforced.
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Parking charges are
    0-2 hours 1
    All day 2
    Minibus 4
  • 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

Wyre Recreation Team
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0300 067 4935
wyre@­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 are now enforced.Parking charges are
0-2 hours 1
All day 2
Minibus 4
Discovery Pass
Discovery Passes for this site are available from the the cafe. The pass costs 30.

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