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The orchard with fallen leaves in autumn at Benthall Hall, Shropshire
The orchard at Benthall Hall | © National Trust Images/Emma Bedford
Shropshire & Staffordshire

Benthall woodland and countryside walk

This hike through native woodland takes in quarries and fossils, then opens up to reveal expansive views of north Shropshire. The return walk goes along country lanes past fields rich in birdlife.


Look out for the waymarks (purple arrows) all the way along the route.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Benthall Hall car park, TF12 5RX

Step 1

From the car park, turn immediately left past the first purple waymark and follow the lane for about half a kilometre to the edge of the woodland. Where the track forks to the right, continue straight ahead through the metal bridleway gate.

Step 2

Go through the wooden kissing gate immediately on your right and follow the path. After around 150m the path forks.

Step 3

Take the right-hand fork and follow this path along Benthall Edge, enjoying views over the Ironbridge Gorge and to the Wrekin beyond.

Step 4

After a further half a kilometre bear right and downhill to a junction in the path, where there's a wooden gate.

Step 5

Take the path over the stile, signposted to Spout Lane, passing through a spur to the woodland and out onto a farm track into open arable land.

Step 6

After around 500m the track (a public bridleway) turns left. Turn right at this point through a wooden bridleway gate and follow the path gently uphill through the fields for about 700m to the Hall. If you want to take in the parkland and meadow route as well, then turn left down the avenue of large trees and follow the orange waymark arrows.

End point

Benthall Hall car park, TF12 5RX

Trail map

Map of Benthall Hall woodland and countryside trail
Map of Benthall Hall woodland and countryside trail | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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