A bracing six and a half mile walk with steady climbs, from Bishop’s Castle to Lydbury North crossing Oakeley Mynd, taking around three to four hours.

Walking with Offa 6: Brown Hares & Buzzards on Oakley Mynd image


6.5 miles


Steady climbs throughout the walk over fields some woodland track. Small stretches along County roads

Start from

Boars Head Pub

Nearest to

Bishop's Castle


Parking is available in Bishop's Castle

Map reference

Lat/Long: 52.4915281904, -2.9980528902

OS: SO323886

The route

This energetic circular route affords spectacular panoramic views over Churchstoke, Corndon, Linley Beeches, the Stiperstones, Long Mynd and, on a clear day, Shropshire’s highest point, Brown Clee. The keen eyed amongst you may also spot some Brown Hare lying low in the open fields.

A regular bus service runs from Shrewsbury to Bishop’s Castle (service no’s 552/553). Bishop’s Castle is also served by Castle Connect, a 33 seat Shuttle Bus which runs between Ludlow and Bishop’s Castle every weekend and Bank Holiday Mondays, from May to September. For more information please go to: www.shropshirehillsaonb.co.uk/things-to-do/shuttles/

Craven Arms is the nearest train station.

There are free car parks in Harley Jenkins Street and at the Livestock Market in Bishop’s Castle (except market days Wednesday and some Thursdays).

Bishop’s Castle

Pubs, cafés & restaurants: Imagine patrolling the border without a decent pub and meal. 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 in one of the many excellent pubs, cafés and restaurants in and around Bishop’s Castle.

Shopping & relaxation

Make sure you allow enough time to explore the colourful and varied selection of shops.

To make the most of it, why not stay over for a few days relaxing break? There’s accommodation to suit most budgets from camping to luxury bed and breakfast.

For further information and events visit

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

Bishop’s Castle is an accredited ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town. www.walkersarewelcome.org.uk