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Winter dog walking at Attingham Park, Shropshire
Winter dog walking at Attingham Park, Shropshire | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Walking in Shropshire and Staffordshire

From short strolls to lengthy rambles, Shropshire and Staffordshire has picturesque walks for everyone. Find out the best woodland and countryside walking spots around this beautiful region.

Top walks around Shropshire and Staffordshire

A visitor in the distance seen through a rock doorway exploring the red rock formations at Kinver Edge
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Trail

Rock House trail 

Discover two very different Rock Houses on this trail - one restored and another hidden in the trees - as you walk through woodland and heathland habitats.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 4 (km: 6.4)
Dudmaston Comer Woods, Shropshire
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Trail

Comer Woods explorer trail 

Take this circular walk exploring the woodland around Dudmaston's wider estate. This mixed-surface route is suitable for walkers and cyclists.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 2.2 (km: 3.52)
A view of the area known as The Pinetum, with tall pine trees lining a path, taken in the evening light, from the Cheshire Cottage, at Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire
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Trail

Garden trail at Biddulph Grange 

Discover seasonal highlights along this easy trail through the garden at Biddulph Grange Garden, passing through the Italian Garden, the Pinetum and the Chinese Garden.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 1 (km: 1.6)
Burway Long Mynd Shropshire Rick Greswell
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Trail

The Burway Loop: a walk to the top of the Long Mynd 

Take a challenging walk from Carding Mill Valley up to the highest point of the Long Mynd, which offers impressive views across Shropshire and beyond.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 5 (km: 8)
Ironbridge Gorge, world heritage site, shropshire.
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Trail

Benthall Hall Ironbridge walk 

This high energy walk takes you down into Ironbridge, the 'Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution'. Explore the independent shops and cafes in the town before returning back to Benthall.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 3.4 (km: 5.44)
View of gate and lane surrounded by green foliage at Blakeway hollow, Wenlock Edge in Shropshire.
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Trail

Wenlock Edge Jenny Wind walk 

Go on an easy 2-mile circular walk through green lanes, passing remnants of Shropshire's industrial past including the Jenny Wind tramway. Look out for interesting plant species that thrive on limestone grasslands on the route.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 2.2 (km: 3.52)
Dog on a walk
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Trail

Downs Banks dog walk 

This little wilderness of woodlands and heath in the heart of the West Midlands is a fantastic place to explore with your dog.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 2 (km: 3.2)
A view of the river Tern with water reflections of the Park
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Trail

Attingham Park river reflections walk 

Admire the changing colours of the landscape and skies reflected in the River Tern, and discover the history of the river and landscape along the way.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 1 (km: 1.6)
Black metal wooden gates lead into grassy parkland lit by low sun at Attingham Park, Shropshire
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Trail

Attingham Park autumn light walk 

See the trees in their glorious autumn colours on this circular walk though the Deer Park and woodland, taking in views over the open Shropshire landscape to the river.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 2 (km: 3.2)
View of the Lightspout Waterfall in the Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, Shropshire
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Trail

Lightspout Waterfall walk 

Starting at Carding Mill Valley at the heart of the Long Mynd enjoy a sometimes challenging walk along a stream to the 4-metre cascade at the picturesque Lightspout Waterfall, taking in impressive geology and wildlife along the way.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 2.8 (km: 4.48)
Dudmaston dingle waterfall
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Trail

Dudmaston Hall and Dingle walk 

Discover Dudmaston's history and wildlife, and explore the beautiful wooded valley of the Dingle.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 0.75 (km: 1.2)
The Burway and Bodbury Hill at Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, Shropshire
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Trail

New Pool Hollow walk 

This shorter walk through the valley ends with beautiful views of the reservoir and beyond.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 0.5 (km: 0.8)
A view looking across Bodbury Hill to Church Stretton in the distance, Carding Mill, Shropshire.
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Trail

The Pipe Walk at Carding Mill Valley 

This walk is a great way to see some beautiful views and also to really get to the heart of 'those blue remembered hills', as mentioned in the poem by A E Housman.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 1.5 (km: 2.4)
Horse chestnut trees in September at Castle Coole, County Fermanagh.
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Trail

Benthall parkland and meadow walk 

Take a stroll around the parkland and meadows, to discover a variety of grassland flowers, including wild orchids in June and July.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 1.5 (km: 2.4)
View toward Caer Caradoc at Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, Shropshire
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Trail

The Long Mynd and Ratlinghope walk 

A challenging 10-mile circular walk taking in both sides of the Long Mynd, with impressive views over Shropshire and a halfway stop at the pub for refreshments.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 10 (km: 16)
A  sunset view, through trees, of the Wrekin and the Cheshire Vale from Wenlock Edge in Shropshire
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Trail

Major's Leap walk 

Enjoy this circular walk, named after a local military legend, which runs along an old packhorse route and through woodland footpaths at Wenlock Edge.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 3.5 (km: 5.6)
Two visitors look down at the weir in the River Tern from a stone bridge at Attingham Park estate in Shropshire
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Trail

Attingham Park Repton ramble trail 

Walk in the footsteps of the leading 18th-century landscape designer Humphry Repton on this circular trail, which explores the Mansion House, River Tern and Deer Park at Attingham Park.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 3 (km: 4.8)
View of Moseley Old Hall from the orchard, Staffordshire
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Trail

Northycote Farm to Moseley Old Hall walk 

Explore the countryside around Moseley Old Hall, joining up with part of the Monarch's Way, and enjoy great views across Northycote Country Park.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 3 (km: 4.8)
The orchard with fallen leaves in autumn at Benthall Hall, Shropshire
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Trail

Benthall woodland and countryside walk 

This woodland walk from Benthall Hall takes in expansive views from the escarpment, and a ramble down country lanes to finish.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 3.0 (km: 4.8)
Quatt village, near Dudmaston, Shropshire
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Trail

Captain Geoffrey's Dudmaston Estate walk 

Follow in Captain Geoffrey's footsteps on a trail around the Dudmaston Estate.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 4.0 (km: 6.4)
Bench with views from Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses, Staffordshire. High sandstone ridge and hill fort overlooking dramatic red sandstone rock houses.
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Trail

Woodland trail 

Follow this family-friendly walking trail at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses. You'll walk through woodland, enjoy natural play areas and finish off with far-reaching views from the hillfort.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 2 (km: 3.2)
Downs Banks' character landscape
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Trail

Downs Banks Edges walk 

Taking you over hills and through secret valleys this walk will let you experience two different ages of the landscape, where modern farming meets age-old rough grazing.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 2.5 (km: 4)
A longhorn cattle on the heath at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses
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Trail

Heathland trail 

An easy circular walk through rare heathland habitat at Kinver Edge, with plenty of opportunities for taking in the views and spotting wildlife along the way.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 1.5 (km: 2.4)
Spot the White Admiral butterfly here from late June to August
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Trail

White Admiral walk at Comer Woods 

Enjoy this relaxing 1.5 mile stroll through the woodland at Dudmaston Estate. Perfect for spotting White Admiral butterflies in high summer.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 1.5 (km: 2.4)
A view of the south west front of Benthall Hall and garden, with trees and topiary hedges in the foreground and a cloudy sky above

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