A leisurely four mile walk across farmland and through woodland with moderate climbs and descent and a short section along the main road taking two to three hours.

Walking with Offa 2: Dormice & in Hope Valley image


4.0 miles


Undulating along footpaths and lanes so route can be muddy in places. Some steep climbs

Start from

Stables Inn, Hopesgate

Nearest to



The Stables Inn, Hopesgate, Minsterley SY5 0EP

Map reference

Lat/Long: 52.6117607032, -2.9724144244

OS: SJ34320

The route

This relaxed circular route affords the walker a variety of countryside with sections through wooded areas and valleys, such as Hope Valley; home to a colony of dormice, yellow archangels and purple orchids. Ascents offer beautiful views over interesting landscape features like Bromlow Callow with the distinctive outline of its wooded crown being visible for miles.

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 Stables Inn, Hopesgate. The Stables serves excellent local beers as well as a range or wines, soft drinks and meals. Earlier opening in the week can be arranged for groups by prior arrangement.

For more details visit www.thestablesinn.co.uk