A 7.5 mile walk out of Oswestry to the Offas Dyke National Trail in Candy Woods, and taking in the Old Racecourse and Brogyntyn Park.

Distance

7.5 miles

Terrain

Some hills and irregular surfaces

Start from

Oswestry Heritage Centre

Nearest to

Oswestry

Parking

Oswestry town centre car park

Map reference

Lat/Long: 52.8564201995, -3.0576892473

OS: SJ289293

The route

A spectacular walk, offering wonderful views of the surrounding hills in both England and Wales. This walk takes you out of Oswestry into open countryside, across fields, over stiles, along Offa’s dyke, through Candy Woods and up to the old Oswestry racecourse, before returning to Oswestry through Brogyntyn Park.

You will see all that remains of Llanforda Hall, which burned down in 1780, was rebuilt, fell to ruin and eventually demolished in 1948. It was the seat of the Williams-Wynn family which had a stake in Oswestry Racecourse. At the racecourse a short detour will bring you to the remains of the old grandstand and a panel explaining its history.