Dog Walking in Beautiful Shropshire and Borders
Here are just a few of the walks I’m fortunate enough to have right on my doorstep, in case you’re stuck for ideas about beautiful dog walks.
Walking around Whittington Castle and the surrounding fields. The public footpath takes you through the fields and approaches the castle from the rear – just beware the cows and stick to the path! A short drive along the Whittington road to Ellesmere road and you can access the canal at Mad Jacks pub. Head towards Chirk and eventually it takes in the aqueduct, with splendid views of the Ceriog Valley. Head in the opposite direction to Ellesmere and take in the meres, including Ellesmere and Colemere. It’s worth mentioning that there are plenty of watering holes along the canal in this area!
‘Old Oswestry’ is literally steeped in history. This ancient hill-fort affords a great walk just minutes away from Oswestry town centre. Take a trip back in time and enjoy the birds eye views of the town.
The ‘Old Racecourse’, Oswestry another magical and historical site. The network of footpaths at the epicentre of the course is vast. Choose between the Candy Woods and beyond or head in the opposite direction for Llechrydau Moors and drop down into Rhydycroesau. Approximately 5 miles away lies the Gyrn at Moelfre, Llansillin. If you have ever watched the film ‘Up a Hill and Down a Mountain’ with Hugh Grant, then this one’s for you!
Some of my ‘short drive but well worth it’ walks include; Rodneys Pillar, from the top of which are an amazing views of the Shropshire plain to one side and the Shropshire hills on the other. With three different routes up, all varying in intensity, this walk has got to be my top choice for a drive out and walk.
The Beautiful Nesscliffe Hill near Shrewsbury are where the famous Kynaston’s Cave nestles in the sheer face of the sandstone. Rest on the fallen tree at the peak, admire the stunning Shropshire plain, and then off to the Three Pigeons for lunch!