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How to find us
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Opening hours

Bury Ditches is offers access 365 days a year, from dawn to dusk. 

How to find us

How to find us
Bury Ditches, Lydbury North
Sat Nav Postcode: SY7 8BD
By Car

Located down a country lane between Clunton and Lydbury North, the woodland is signposted from the B4368 and B4385.

OS Grid Ref
SO 335 839

52.449732623926, -2.9813289642334

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Bury Ditches. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Contact details

Visit one of the best examples of an Iron Age hill fort in England!

Dating from about 500BC, Bury Ditches is home to one of the best-preserved hill forts in the country! Located near the town of Clun in the Shropshire Hills Area of Natural Beauty, Bury Ditches isn't short of stunning views, ancient history and blood-pumping walks. 

The climb up to the hill fort is steep but the views are worth it!

Visitors looking for a level walk can follow the forest road from the car park, past the barrier to a bench and a view.

 

 

At a glance

  • Ancient hill fort
  • 2 walking trails 
  • Dogs welcome 

Things to do

Nordic Walking is a full-body exercise that's easy on the joints and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It also has the added benefit of burning 20-40% more calories than normal walking! 

This is a chance to put your technique into practice and meet other Nordic Walkers.

Nordic Walking provides a fantastic way to improve your fitness on our forest trails, maximising the health benefits of getting outdoors.

Get your blood pumping with a hike on our trails at Bury Ditches. Both trails have steep climbs where you will be rewarded with great views. 

Nearby forests

group mountain biking through autumnal trees

Hopton Woods is the home of mountain biking in Shropshire. Come and test yourself out on the warm-up loop before heading into the wood on our harder trails.

All the trails at Hopton are largely unsurfaced, so the way they ride changes according to the weather and the season. Please ride within your ability (and that of your bike) and with appropriate safety gear. 

Kinsley Wood view over Knighton

The trees you see here (mostly Larch and Douglas Fir) were planted in the 1950s when the need for home-grown timber was high after WWII. You can now enjoy the woodland by following the forest road on a circular stroll or having a picnic at the benches overlooking Knighton. 

The wood is full of folklore and stories, so pick up a leaflet at the Offa's Dyke Visitor Centre on West Street in Knighton for more information.

Mortimer Forest Black Pool

Come and escape in Mortimer Forest! Straddling the Shropshire and Herefordshire border this thousand hectare forest is a perfect place for some breathing space.

Although originally made up of ancient royal chases and deer parks, the forest we see today was largely planted by the Forestry Commission in the 1920s. It was named after the Mortimer Family, Norman Lords who held power over the region for some 300 years.

Easy pacers walkers

Eastridge Woods is enjoyed by visitors on foot, on horseback or on two wheels. Passing through the forest is the Shropshire Way, a long distance walking route covering over 200 miles of beautiful Shropshire countryside, which can be tackled in smaller sections.

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