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?

Coming up….

A new Main Route of the Shropshire Way is being developed in 2017. This will provide a Long Distance Path covering the whole of the county with northern and southern sections. The new route will be defined using this distinctive orange waymark. The southern loop has now been launched and work on the northern section will begin in 2018.

This project is being driven by the Shropshire Way Association, to find out the latest information visit the Shropshire Way Association website.

Routes in the Shropshire Way linear group