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Guidebook to 32 walking routes in Shropshire in the West Midlands. The routes range from 3 miles (5km) to 12 miles (19km), taking in highlights such as The Wrekin, Wenlock Edge, Long Mynd and Stiperstones, Castle Ring and Bury Ditches. Many routes start near delightful towns and villages including Church Stretton, Ludlow and Bishops Castle.


All the routes can be done in all seasons, with Autumn being best for those in woodland. August, when the heather is out, is best for Stiperstones and the Long Mynd.


Llanymynech, Telford, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Clun, Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Much Wenlock


Shropshire's summits are generally easy to climb. Being such a fertile county its low level paths can become overgrown in Summer. Lightweight boots are the best footwear and if you're wearing shorts, take make sure you have waterproof trousers to protect your legs from nettles and dew covered long grasses.

Must See

The volcanic peaks of Stiperstones and Caer Caradoc, steep-sided, crag-fringed Batches of the Long Mynd, numerous Iron and Bronze Age hilltop forts, and charming little towns and villages with half-timbered buildings and fascinating historical heritage make Shropshire a hillwalkers paradise.
16 Sept 2016
31 Jan 2022
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.35cm

A guidebook to 32 day walks in Shropshire, exploring the hills, outcrops, rivers and towns of this beautiful county. The routes are graded according to difficulty, ensuring there is something for all levels of fitness and experience, and the majority are located within the Shropshire Hills National Landscape.

The walks range from 5–22km (3–14 miles) in length and can be completed in between 2 and 8 hours. They are arranged geographically, mostly falling in the area bounded by Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Welshpool.

  • 1:50,000 OS maps reproduced at 1:40,000 for greater clarity
  • GPX files available to download
  • Details of terrain, refreshments and public transport for each walk
  • Information given on local geology and wildlife
  • Includes accommodation listings arranged by area
  • Easy access from Birmingham, Oswestry and Manchester

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John Gillham Cicerone author GILLHAM

By John Gillham

John Gillham has been a professional writer, illustrator and photographer since 1989. His first book was Snowdonia to the Gower: a Coast-to-Coast Walk Across Highest Wales. He also pioneered three other long-distance routes: Lakeland to Lindisfarne, Pennine Ways and the Bowland–Dales Traverse, all of which were published in book form. John’s recent books include The Pictorial Guides to the Mountains of Snowdonia Volumes 1–4, Best Day Walks in Snowdonia and the AA Leisure Guide to Wales. John writes for several outdoor publications, and two of his books have won the Outdoor Writers & Photographers Guild Award for Excellence.

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