Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

Eastridge Woods offers access from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
Eastridge Woods, Habberley , Shrewsbury
Sat Nav Postcode: SY5 0TP
By Car

From Shrewsbury take the A488 to Minsterley. In Minsterley turn left onto Callow lane just before the pub. Continue to the T junction and turn right, bear right when the road forks and take the first turning on the right up a narrow lane.

OS Grid Ref
SJ392028

52.618852454814, -2.899677157402

Parking and prices

There is a small, free car park on the east side of the wood.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Contact details

A hill-top woodland with stunning views across the surrounding countryside

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.

A Ride Shropshire horse riding trail makes use of the forest roads, circling the perimeter of the woodland.

There are also some great mountain bike trails for those who likes roots, rocks and a little bit of mud. The trails in this wood are built in partnership with the Eastridge Trail Partnership to internationally recognised standards. 

If you want to dig trails get in touch with them on their Facebook Page. Unauthorised jumps and features will have to be removed.

At a glance

  • 2 mountain bike trails
  • 1 walking trail
  • 1 horse riding trail 

Things to do

Choose from three downhill trails at Eastridge. All are unsurfaced trails that change according to the weather and seasons.

Expect steep descents, tight turns, berms and jumps.

Ride within your ability.

 

The Revelation Trail is not for the faint hearted, shaky legged, or the novice. People love and hate Eastridge for exactly the same reasons but if you like smooth surfaced trails, Eastridge is not for you!

Expect rocks, roots, mud, gurning climbs and fast, tight, steep descents. 

This trail was devised by the Eastridge Trail Partnership. 

Nearby forests

walkers enjoying a walk through nature in autumn

Explore Haughmond Hill and follow in the footsteps of history. Follow the trails out to the front of the hill for commanding views across the River Severn and Shrewsbury to the South Shropshire and Welsh hills beyond. Discover the Iron Age enclosure or visit the viewing platform over the quarry; a must for any budding geologists or anyone who likes dumper trucks!

Bury Ditches summit plaque

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.

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. 

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.

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