Little known Haughmond Hill is a popular little walk with locals and unlike many hills anywhere in the country, is wheelchair friendly and suitable for the elderly too. It’s mainly forested across it’s flat, broad summit and there is little or no gradient. There is a choice of bike, horse and walking trails of varying lengths and the shortest trail of all being finely graveled which is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
All routes eventually reward you with a most stunning view point that reaches across Shrewsbury, to the Shropshire Hills and north towards the Berwyn Mountains near Llangollen. On a clear day, it is possible to pick out a number of peaks in the Snowdonia National Park too.
Discover and learn as a number of examples of rock and their prehistoric origins which are marked along your route and a view across the operational quarry is quite an eye-opener.
A small café with picnic benches and WC are available at the start of the walk. Parking is currently £1 all day, payable at a meter.