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

Opening hours

Open every day (except Christmas Day).

Last Sunday in March – Last Saturday in October: 6am until 8pm.

Last Sunday in October – Last Saturday in March: 6am until 6pm.

Please note The Haughmond Hill café has different opening times.

Haughmond Hill is often quieter on weekdays (outside of school holidays), earlier in the morning, and later in the afternoon.

How to find us

How to find us
Newport Road, Shrewsbury
Sat Nav Postcode: SY4 4PW
By Car

Please ensure if following Sat Nav include ‘ Haughmond Hill Car Park’ SY4 4PW in your search as the postcode alone will direct you to residential housing.

Follow the B5062 (Sundorne then Newport Road) out of Shrewsbury. At the brow of the hill, after the Abbey turn right. The car park is on the right after the quarry.

OS Grid Ref
SJ 545 147

52.728259683825, -2.6742019471436

Parking and prices

Pay for your parking with cash, debit/credit card or use the RingGo app. We recommend downloading the app to your phone before you visit.

You can also use RingGo by pre-booking online or calling 0203 046 0063 with location code 31030 (cars only).

There is a small convenience charge for using this service.  See RingGo online for full terms and conditions and VAT receipts.

Haughmond Hill members park for free. Buy your Membership now for £35 and simply display your pass in your vehicle without queuing for a ticket. Parking charges and memberships help us to look after Haughmond Hill for everyone.

 

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Peak (1 March – up to, but not including the first Monday in November)
Up to 2 hours £2.00
Over 2 hours £4.00
Off Peak (First Monday in November – 28 February)
Up to 2 hours £1.00
Over 2 hours £2.00

Additional information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 6
Disabled parking available
Pay by phone available

Facilities and access

The toilet facilities at Haughmond Hill are only open during the cafe's opening times: 10am - 4pm.

For more information on planning your visit to Haughmond Hill, take a look at our accessibility guide:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Cafe
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Toilets

Contact details

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.

Food and drink

Haughmond Hill Cafe exterior

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.

The Corbett Family were the owners of Sundorne Estate from the late 1700s to the 1950s and 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.

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

Discover the small but mighty creatures in the much-loved story and learn about the everyday heroic feats of minibeasts in the forest.

The new self-led trail features brightly illustrated panels and a trail pack full of fun activities, including your very own mask.

Set off with Superworm and become a forest superhero!

Superworm lasso a trail activity pack!

What superhero antics will you pull off in your forest superhero mask?

Inside the Superworm trail pack you’ll find:

Kraft bag to colour in Forest superhero mask 7 creature facts cards Activity sheet to complete at home Stickers Pencil and crayon Trail leaflet

To keep visitors and our staff safe we are asking that people make contactless payments when buying their trail activity packs and wear a face covering during the purchase.

Follow the trail

The trail should keep the young ones entertained for around an hour leaving plenty of time to find more fun and explore the forest. 

It is important that visitors follow social distancing guidelines along the trail and keep 2m apart from other groups where possible.  

Share your experiences and photos with #SuperwormTrail

© 2012 & TM Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

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.

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.

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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