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(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.3/5)

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.

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

Cafe

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

What do other visitors say?

1 Star 1 Star

Please don't be fooled by the photo of haughmond hill on the forestry commission web page. Although the hill is beautiful the amount of dog mess is just so so off putting to prevent enjoying your time there.

It's also strange there's no up to date comments on their website, something to hide ?

David Norgate, 10/Aug/2017
1 Star 1 Star

If you small children avoid this haughmond hill site !! This site is basically a dog toilet woods, the amount of dog mess and lack of bins except for at the start is compounding the problem. A warden handing out on the spot fine for a week or two would no doubt have an impact.

Or you could as is currently been done do absolutely nothing ! Let's not wait until a child is taken seriously ill to take action.

Let me know if you do bother to take any action to address this, dog mess issue so I can visit with my children again.

Lisa Jones, 1/Aug/2017

The bins are at the start and 100m further on as this is where the problem has always been. You will also pass a further 2 at the end of the trail. Bins throughout the woodland raises logistical and financial issues as well as impacting on the wildlife.

Forestry Commission Response
1 Star 1 Star

What a disappointing day ! My 4 year old daughter got dog pooh on her wellies and trousers due to irresponsible dog owners not cleaning up after their dogs. I noticed a large amount of dog pooh on the paths and path edges. I also noted that there was just no dog waste bins around the paths, perhaps these could be installed??

Dave Wood, 1/Aug/2017

We have bins on site which can take both general waste and dog mess. They are at the start of each trail and 100m further on. If you are walking from and to the car park you will pass at least 4 bins. The difficulty is getting people to use them.

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Last updated: 7th August 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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