Walking breaks in the Shropshire Hills
So you really fancy a walking holiday but you’re not sure exactly where to go and you don’t fancy doing all the route-planning – or carrying your rucksack around every day!
Specialist companies organise walking breaks in the Shropshire Hills with the express aim of making sure that they do the hard work for you, leaving you to relax and enjoy your walking!
Wheely Wonderful Cycling
Wheely Wonderful are a local company specialising in fully suppported local tours on foot and by bike, with emphasis on great packages of accommodation, brilliant routes, transported luggage, all required maps, route guides and award winning service.
Wild Edric’s Way is a 5 night/ 6 day moderate grade walking tour taking in some of the best walking on the Shropshire Way and Offa’s Dyke. Accommodation is based at The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, White Horse Inn at Clun and The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow with all relevant transport. A shorter 33 mile long 4 day/3 night introduction to Offa’s Dyke and the Kerry Ridgeway goes off the beaten track with some imposing countryside finishing at The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle.
Slow holiday experts Inntravel specialise in self-guided walking, cycling and discovery holidays across Europe. Their carefully crafted, independent holidays are all about stepping off the beaten track and discovering unknown and authentic corners of Europe, with time to appreciate the beautiful scenery, wonderful hospitality and delicious cuisine of the area you’re visiting.
Their four-night, self-guided walking holiday in the heart of the Shropshire Hills offers all this and more. Inntravel will transport your luggage as you follow their detailed route notes through the rolling hills and along the winding river valleys of this historic borderland.
Beginning in the quirky market town of Bishop’s Castle, where you stay at The Castle Hotel – a former eighteenth-century coaching inn, the route follows ancient drovers’ trails along the ridgeways, or cefns, of the border, taking in sections of the Shropshire Way and Offa’s Dyke Trail. Pause along the way to explore charming villages, ancient hill-forts and Norman castles, before reaching gastronomic Ludlow and The Clive Country Hotel.
Byways Breaks will happily tweak its itineraries to your personal requirements and offers two different walking holidays in the Shropshire Hills. One walk follows the Shropshire Hills section of Offa’s Dyke National Trail, north from Knighton and close to the present-day Welsh border. The route can be done in four days, of no more than ten miles a day, or in three, more challenging days.
A second walking break is based around the southern sections of the Shropshire Way and is offered as a six, eight or nine-night holiday.
Walking breaks are based on country inns or bed and breakfast accommodation and collection from the nearest railway station, if required, is included.
If you’re new to hill walking you might fancy building your confidence by taking a day with an expert, who’ll show you the ropes! Chris Hughes Multi Activity Services offers both day guided walks and a Fundamentals of Navigation course in the Shropshire Hills to help you get to grips to finding your way around using a map and compass. Long Mynd Walking also escorts groups on the Long Mynd.
Photography ©InnTravelThis product has been developed as part of the Shropshire Hills Tourism Cooperation Project, funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under the auspices of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The project is delivered by Gravity Consulting Ltd on behalf of Shropshire Hills and Ludlow Destination Management Partnership.