Shropshire Way Main Route

A new Main Route of the Shropshire Way began development in 2017.  The aim of this is to provide a definitive northern and southern route for the long distance walker to complete whilst taking in some of the beautiful landscape and interesting heritage that Shropshire has to offer.  The new route is defined using this distinctive orange waymark. The southern loop has now been launched and work on the northern section will begin in 2018.

The project is being driven by the Shropshire Way Association who have created a website exclusively for the main route.  Please follow this link or hit the Shropshire Way Main Route button (above left) to navigate to the site.  Please note that the existing Shropshire Way with all of its various arms is still in existance and the various guides can be downloaded from this site.

The Shropshire Way

If you wanted to know about the best walks in Shropshire who would you ask? We asked the real experts the local walkers. The individuals and groups, historians, lovers of flora and fauna, the volunteers who look after the stiles, bridges and paths: all have contributed.

The result is The Shropshire Way. Not only the finest route around Shropshire, but also the best possible set of day walks.

The Shropshire Way covers over 297 miles of Shropshire’s finest countryside. Each mile is the result of a labour of love by our walkers. They showed us their favourite footpaths, suggested beguiling little deviations, even shared their favourite ‘private’ views.

The result is a unique achievement, a route to delight and entertain you. Let them be your guide. Who could be better equipped?

Find your way

The route has been split into shorter routes and there is a leaflet for each of the 27 linear sections of the walk and for the 10 circular walks.

Learn all about the area

Many of the routes have accompanying audio clips, which will tell you more about the countryside you are walking through.


Many of the sections of The Shropshire Way have caches hidden along the route. Can you find them?


Routes in the Shropshire Way linear group