A challenging four mile walk on grassland and quiet lanes, taking in Bromlow Callow and Castle Ring fort, taking around two to three hours.

Walking with Offa 3: Tranquility & Treetops at Bromlow Callow image

Distance

4.0 miles

Terrain

Across grassland and along lanes with some steep climbs and tricky descents.

Start from

Callow Inn

Nearest to

Minsterley

Parking

Abel’s Harp, Bromlow, Minsterley SY5 0EA

Map reference

Lat/Long: 52.6067853823, -3.0009229306

OS: SJ32315

The route

This robust four mile circular walk takes you to the top of one of Shropshire’s most interesting landscape features, Bromlow Callow, a tree topped hill which is visible for miles. The purpose of Bromlow Callow is unknown but it was certainly likely to be a landscape marker and may have been a shelter for sheep and their shepherds whilst droving flocks to market in the valleys. The trees have a tranquil, if slightly eerie quality and would certainly have provided shelter for weary travellers. Another feature on this walk is Castle Ring hill fort one of a number along the Welsh English border dating bake to the Iron Age. This is a perfect walk for those looking for some spectacular views, glimpses of history, wildlife and archaeology.

There are buses along the A488 between Shrewsbury and Bishop’s Castle, stopping in Pontesbury and Minsterley (service no’s: 552/553).

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 Abel’s Harp, Bromlow. For more information visit the Abel's Harp website.