Discover Shropshire by walking The Shropshire Way
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
Shropshire Way Route 26: Chirk Bank to EllesmereDistance: 9.3 miles
Shropshire Way Route 1: Bridges Inn to Bishop’s CastleDistance: 12.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 13: Much Wenlock to Benthall EdgeDistance: 5.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 27: Lower Frankton to LlanymynechDistance: 11 miles
Shropshire Way Route 2: Bishop’s Castle to ClunDistance: 12.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 14: The Stiperstones to Exfords GreenDistance: 10.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 16: Ironbridge to the WrekinDistance: 8.5 miles
Shropshire Way Route 3: Clun to Craven ArmsDistance: 11.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 15: Thresholds to Bayston Hill near ShrewsburyDistance: 9.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 17: Ercall to Haughmond HillDistance: 12.5 miles
Shropshire Way Route 4: Craven Arms to LudlowDistance: 10.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 19: Shelton to NesscliffeDistance: 9.5 miles
Shropshire Way Route 18: Isombridge to Wem
Shropshire Way Route 5: Ludlow to Cold GreenDistance: 10.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 20: Nesscliffe to LlanymynechDistance: 12.8 miles
The Shropshire Way around Shrewsbury
Shropshire Way Route 6: Cold Green to Wilderhope ManorDistance: 11.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 21: Haughmond Abbey to WemDistance: 12.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 10: Wilderhope Manor to Craven ArmsDistance: 10.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 7: Wilderhope Manor to Church StrettonDistance: 10.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 22: Wem to Whitchurch & Grindley BrookDistance: 14.3 miles
Shropshire Way Route 8: Church Stretton to BridgesDistance: 7.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 23: Ellesmere to Welsh End and HollinwoodDistance: 11.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 9: Long Mynd to HopesayDistance: 10.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 24: Llanymynech to Oswestry RacecourseDistance: 8.5 miles
Shropshire Way Route 11: Titterstone Clee to the Severn WayDistance: 14.0 miles
Shropshire Way Route 25: Oswestry Racecourse to Chirk BankDistance: 8.5 miles
Shropshire Way Route 12: Wilderhope Manor to Much WenlockDistance: 7.5 miles