With the change in season upon us, there’s no better time to lace up your boots and explore the scenic beauty of Shropshire’s rolling hills. With longer days and milder weather, Spring offers the perfect opportunity to embark on outdoor adventures. Among the many picturesque landscapes in Shropshire, here are three walkable hills that promise captivating views and invigorating trails.

Offa’s Dyke through Churchstoke

The great Offa’s Dyke trail provides a 177-mile boundary built along the Anglo-Welsh border by Offa, King of Mercia and was designed to be from ‘sea to sea’. Guests at Marrington Escapes can explore a short section of the infamous Offa’s Dyke, starting just a few miles down the road along the Welsh-English border.

This delightful circular 8.8km route guides you through the picturesque countryside of Churchstoke, meandering through woodlands and nature reserves. Along the way, you’ll encounter a variety of sights, including the remnants of an Iron Age hillfort, as well as the quarry and mining operations near Todleth Hill.

Haughmond Hill, Shrewsbury

Just a stone's throw away from Shrewsbury lies Haughmond Hill, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. With its well-marked forest trails, diverse woodland and stunning views across the River Severn and Shrewsbury to the South Shropshire and Welsh hills beyond, this hill is a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike. Discover the Iron Age enclosure or visit the viewing platform over the quarry.

For families there’s a Gruffalo Trail and for those looking for easy access, the yellow waymarkers lead you along the surfaced trail – perfect for visitors in wheelchairs, mobility scooters and buggies. When you’ve finished, why not stop off at the on-site, family-run café for a hot drink and delicious refreshments?

Wenlock Edge Jenny Wind Walk, Much Wenlock

Explore the enchanting landscapes of Wenlock Edge on the Jenny Wind Walk, which winds its way through the Shropshire countryside. Walk this easy circular 3.5km route, and encounter ancient woodlands and remnants of the areas industrial past with disused quarries waiting to be discovered. Look out for the shallow bed of the Jenny Wind tramway (hence the name), which once lowered limestone from the quarry here to a bank of limekilns below.

With its tranquil atmosphere and abundance of wildlife, Wenlock Edge is a paradise for nature lovers and photographers alike, so don’t forget your camera and binoculars.