A five and a half mile walk along the edge of the spectacular Stiperstones, then easy walking across a valley scattered with mining remains.

Walking with Offa 13: The Bog & Stiperstones image

Distance

5.5 miles

Terrain

Mostly flat with short climbs.

Start from

Bog Car Park

Nearest to

Stiperstones, The Bog

Parking

The Bog

Map reference

Lat/Long: 52.5753971976, -2.9512011049

OS: SO356979

The route

A five and a half mile walk along the edge of the spectacular Stiperstones, then easy walking across a valley scattered with mining remains. The walk takes two to three hours. This is a mainly lowland walk between higher ground crossing mainly grassland and passing along quiet lanes.

The Bog Visitor Centre

The Bog Centre is a community run restaurant and craft centre where you can buy their legendary cakes, refreshments and local crafts and pottery. Check www.bogcentre.co.uk for opening times.

The Stiperstones National Nature Reserve

This spectacular upland reserve is managed by Natural England and is famous for its interesting geology and red grouse population.

Food, drink and accommodation

Imagine patrolling the border without a decent pub. How would Offa’s Dyke have been built without them? Over a thousand years later, keep up the tradition and stop for a drink and a bite to eat at the at The Bog Visitor Centre. Volunteers at The Bog Visitor Centre can provide you with hot and cold drinks with a sumptuous choice of homemade cakes. You can glean information on all aspects of the area, the geology, wildlife and folklore. Craft and local gift items for sale. The centre is open every day from the end of March to end of October.

There is a shop and pub at the nearby village of Stiperstones. The Stiperstones Inn serves home cooked food and drinks. Tel 01743 791327 or visit www.stiperstonesinn.co.uk/index.html

The Bridges at Ratlinghope serves real ale and homemade food and offers accommodation. Tel 01588 650260 or visit www.thebridgespub.co.uk/

Accommodation listings can be found on www.visitshropshirehills.co.uk