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Walks at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Shropshire is a county criss-crossed by footpaths. The Shropshire Way, the county’s flagship way-marked route, comes right past our door, and one of the circular routes is from the Centre to Sallow Coppice, a beautiful bluebell woodland.

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre also has six way-marked circular walks specially created for our visitors to allow you to explore some of the countryside immediately around the Centre.

The walks vary in length and difficulty so there is something for everyone. Please note that all of the walks were re-routed in 2017. You can purchase them from the Discovery Centre for £1 each or a pack of all 6 for £5. Not only do these help you to navigate, they also point out some of the interesting features you can spot along the way.

There are frequent guided walks that start from the Discovery Centre for more information visit our events page.

For more information regarding walking in Shropshire go to

Onny Meadows

Distance: 1.5 miles
Allow 30-90 minutes to complete the route. 
This is an easy walk for the family around our riverside meadows. 

Riverside Ramble

Distance: 2 miles
Allow 1.5 hours to complete the walk.
A gentle walk for all the family. Ramble along the River Onny, through water meadows and return along the quiet lane through Halford village. 

Stokesay Walks

Distance: 2 and 4 miles
Split into two routes, allow 1.5 hours for Stokesay Strolls and 2 hours for Stokesay and Sallow Coppice Walk. 
Stokesay Stroll is a gentle circular walk along the River Onny, across the A49 to Stokesay Church and back.
Stokesay and Sallow Coppice Walk is a longer circuit which also takes in Stoke Wood and Sallow Coppice, with some wonderful views back to Stokesay Castle.

Norton Camp Climb

Distance: 5 miles
Allow 2.5 - 4 hours to complete.
An energetic walk up through beautiful woods to a large iron age hill fort, descending through varied woodland and along the River Onny to finish.

Hills and Dales Hike

Distance: 6.5 miles (shortcut available)
Allow 4 hours to complete the walk. 
There are wonderful views across the Shropshire Hills on this energetic hike up Halford Hill through Lower Dinchope and up to the marvellous Flounder's Folly. 

Wart Hill Wander

Distance: 10 miles (shortcut available)
Allow 5 hours to complete the whole walk. 
This is the longest of the Discovery Walks and is a challenging but rewarding walk climbing the Shropshire Way over Hopesay Common to Wart Hill, an ancient hillfort, and back along the River Onny. 

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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is operated by Grow Cook Learn, a registered charity, connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills, providing opportunities to local people and visitors to learn and discover.
Registered Charity in England Number 1158795