Leisure walking in Shropshire


View from the Portway


Shropshire is one of the most beautiful and varied places to walk in Britain. There are thousands of miles of rights of way through stunning hills and valleys, rolling rural countryside, historic towns and pretty villages.


Visit the Shropshire Walking website to search for walking routes across Shropshire.


Shropshire walking routes and destination highlights


Long distance routes

There are fabulous long distance routes across the whole of Shropshire, many of which have shorter circular loop walks signed from them. The two most well known routes are the Shropshire Way and Offa's Dyke.


Shropshire Hills AONB

Most of south Shropshire has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). It is a stunning place to explore by foot. The AONB website has ideas for walks in the Shropshire Hills including walks that can be combined with a trip on the Shropshire Hills Shuttles and Walking with Offa routes from local pubs.


Shropshire countryside areas

Shropshire's countryside areas are fantasic local places to walk and get closer to nature, woodlands, waterways and Shrosphire's heritage. Find one to visit.


Easy access walks

Shropshire Council has produced a guide highlighting twelve walking routes accessible for visitors with limited mobility, including families with small children in pushchairs and wheelchair and mobility scooter users.


The disabled holiday information website lists accessible countryside trails access Shropshire.


Walking tours and holidays

There are so many beautiful places to explore in Shropshire, it's worth coming here to stay! Why not try an organised walking tour or holiday to guarantee that you get to see the best bits?


Walkers Are Welcome towns

Shropshire has five Walkers Are Welcome towns. These towns host great walking festivals, have fantastic accommodation for walking holidays and promote excellent walks in town centres and into the surrounding countryside. Find out more:


Walking for health

Need a bit of support finding routes, or fancy some company on your walk? Why not try a walking for health walk; find a walk in your area using the walking for health walk finder.


Walking festivals and events

There are great walking events organised across Shropshire all year round. Visit the Shropshire Walking website to search for an event.


Interactive walking map