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Haughmond Hill

Haughmond Hill is a large woodland that is very popular with dog walkers and visitors wanting easy walks with nice views. It has many rough paths, two surfaced trails and a good car park. A café cabin, toilets and picnic facilities will be opening in autumn 2010. The Bardon Trail stops close to the main viewpoint overlooking Shrewsbury but the last section is a natural surface over the bank of an Iron Age hillfort.

Download Haughmond Hill route details (pdf).

Path Information

The Corbett Trail - this is a 1.3 km circular trail on a broad, hard-surfaced path. There are plenty of benches around the trail where you can sit and enjoy the wood. In one or two places the gradient is steep for short distances. We recommend that you follow the route in a clockwise direction.

The Bardon Trail - this is a 1.3 km linear trail that passes the Quarry viewpoint. There are plenty of benches around the trail where you can sit and enjoy the wood. There is a 25 metre long, steep incline to the Quarry viewpoint. Both trails are challenging for unassisted wheelchair users.

Visitor Information

  • Open dawn to dusk
  • Free car parking for 100+ vehicles on generally hard-packed surface
  • Disabled parking spaces available
  • Public toilets from autumn 2010
  • Temporary café open daily except Mondays & Tuesdays (except Bank Holidays)
  • Wheelchair accessible picnic benches available
  • Excellent access from car park to paths
  • Well controlled dogs are welcome (dog bins provided)

Getting there

From Shrewsbury take A519 to Heathgates roundabout then B5062 Sundorne Road to cross A49 towards Roden. Take the next right after passing Haughmond Abbey on the left. The car park is on right after 400 metres.

Grid reference SJ 546 146

SAT NAV - N52 43' 42.81" W2 40' 22.62"