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A longhorn cattle on the heath at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses
Look out for longhorn cattle | © National Trust Images
Shropshire & Staffordshire

Heathland trail

This circular walk starts at the old Warden's Lodge, passing through rare heathland habitat to sweeping views from the Iron Age hillfort. It is waymarked on the ground by red arrows.

Total steps: 4

Total steps: 4

Start point

Comber Road lay-by parking, SO838828

Step 1

Bear left of the noticeboard, following the red arrows. After passing between the trees, you will enter sandy heathland habitat with a meadow on the left of the fence. Keep following the sandy path.

Step 2

Turn right when you reach the top of the Edge, and follow the red arrows as you go through the gate and walk along the top of the sandstone ridge. Look out for resting spots with views over the countryside to your left.

Step 3

You will reach the open area of the Iron Age hillfort, with a toposcope showing the direction of surrounding landmarks.

Step 4

From the toposcope, turn around and head across the hillfort, towards the ramparts and down the slope. Follow the red arrows to return towards the Warden's House across the open grassland.

End point

Comber Road noticeboard, SO838828

Trail map

Map showing route and steps of the Heathland walking trail
Heathland trail | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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