You and your four-legged friends will be spoilt for choice with the huge number of fantastic walks in Shropshire. Explore the stunning rural countryside of the Shropshire hills, the open wilderness and wildlife of the unique raised peatbogs or the historic gardens, cliffs and caves in the beautiful country parks. This perfect walking country has a number of ‘walkers are welcome’ towns and villages where you are guaranteed to find a selection of well-maintained footpaths as well as a hearty pub or two to refuel at the end of the day.
The small town of Clun is a particularly pretty spot surrounded by stunning walks in the middle of the Shropshire hills. Enjoy a gentle stroll by the river or an energetic hike to Clun castle. Take a picnic and enjoy the beautiful views overlooking the town and surrounding countryside. If you enjoy a spot of history follow the Clun Heritage Trail around the twelve historic sites of this peaceful town or stretch your legs on a hilly 9-mile walk to visit the Fron Iron Age Fort.
The heath and moorland plateau of Long Mynd near Church Stretton is a fantastic walk if you are looking for a rugged route with stunning views. Reward yourself afterwards with a tipple of your choice or a hearty meal at the dog friendly Green Dragon. Or enjoy the wild landscape at Stiperstones National Nature Reserve. See if you can spot the common lizard and frog that live on the reserve or some of the local birdlife including red kite, red grouse and skylark. There are numerous walks around the Stiperstones including the 5-mile Stiperstones Stomp and a 650 metre All-ability Trail.
If you are looking for something a bit different discover a magical world at Hawkstone Park Follies. Build a den, try your hand at archery or simply explore the scenic trails set in over 100 acres of sandstone hills and historic parkland. Explore the Red Castle and Grotto Hill as you and your four-legged friend weave your way through the cliffs, caves, woods and ravines.
No trip to Shropshire is complete without visiting the charming market town of Shrewsbury. Explore the quaint cobbled streets, dog friendly eateries and atmospheric listed buildings on a Darwin Murder Mystery Treasure Trail. Dogs can also join you for a self-guided tour of Shrewsbury prison or take a boat trip on dog friendly Sabrina. If you want to escape to the countryside you can enjoy stunning views and forest walks at nearby Haughmond Hill.
Whether you are organising a large family gathering or a last-minute escape for two, our excellent selection of dog friendly cottages to rent in Shropshire means that whatever you are planning your dog is welcome too!