The parking machines at Haughmond Hill are currently cash only. You can pay by phone using the Ringo app - click parking and prices for more information.

Visitor information

Enjoy forest walks and stunning views at Haughmond Hill

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!

Refuel at Haughmond Hill cafe, a family run cafe serving locally sourced, quality food and drink.

Girl listening to Zog activity trail

Zog trail at Haughmond Hill

Get ready to join Zog on his latest forest adventure with a brand-new family activity trail and free app! Thanks to amazing augmented reality technology, you’ll be able to collect golden stars, just like Zog and have the chance to take a photo with everyone’s favourite dragon at the end of the trail!

Food and drink

A family eating lunch outside a cafe

Haughmond Hill Café

This family-run café serves quality food and drink to enjoy on-site or to take-away. The menu offers nutritious and delicious homemade refreshments which are made fresh to order.

Follow the yellow waymarkers along this surfaced trail through mixed woodland with frequent benches.  Visitors with wheelchairs, mobility scooters and buggies should find this walk suitable.

This trail is also home to our family activity trail, which changes theme each year.

The trail is named after the Corbett Family, who were the owners of Sundorne Estate from the late 1700s to the 1950s. They once owned Haughmond Hill, the Abbey and much of the surrounding land.

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.

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at one of our beautiful picnic areas, just bring along good food and company!

There are numerous picnic tables around the cafe area. To help dog owners enjoy a hands-free experience, we have individual dog clips attached to all our benches for you to clip your dog lead to.

Alternatively, why not take a picnic to one of our various viewpoints and enjoy lunch with a view.

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests and take all your litter home. 

There are four walking trails at Haughmond Hill for you to explore.

The Geo and Corbett trails are suitable for buggies and mobility scooters.

Wilfred's Walk and Henry's Hike are longer walks which are rocky and rooty and can be muddy at times.

Man walking dog along woodland trail

Walking trails at Haughmond Hill

Download our walking trails map to help plan your visit.

Nearby forests

Winding path through the mature woodland

Wyre Forest is the largest woodland National Nature Reserve in the country and can be found to the west of Birmingham.

Explore the arboretum to find the unusual Whitty Pear and don't forget to refuel in our on-site cafe. Our Go Ape course will keep the kids (and adults!) entertained and we've even got a dog wash on-site to keep your pooch pampered.

Man walking through grassy woods

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.

Sunlight through conifers

With a children’s play area, Go Ape, orienteering trails and even a dog activity trail, you will not be stuck for something to do at Cannock Chase Forest, located north of Birmingham. 

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