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Activities: Walking & Cycling around Oswestry

Activities in Oswestry and the Welsh Borderlands – walking, cycling, golf – as active or relaxed as you would like to be!
The area is a magnet for walkers especially as Offa’s Dyke wanders along the Welsh/Shropshire border almost on the edge of Oswestry town. Not only Offa’s Dyke but also Wat’s Dyke, The Shropshire Way and Oswald’s Way all put in an appearance around Oswestry and whether you prefer to amble or stroll, hike or climb, the terrain will not disappoint you.
The canal towpaths of the Llangollen and Montgomery canal offer a relaxed way to glimpse the local natural beauty and a walk with your dog should be round Oswestry’s Old Racecourse – no horses there now though!
Nearby is the Nesscliffe Hill Country Park where you can climb to Oliver’s point which will give you a great view back over Shropshire to Oswestry and the Welsh Hills. In fact, all of North Shropshire near Oswestry, is a great place for walkers.
A game of golf? Oswestry and The Borderlands have a great selection of golf courses – whether you like gentle parkland golf courses or a more challenging terrain, you will be spoilt for choice. At Llanymynech you can even tee off in one country and putt out in another!
Cyclists bring your bike or maybe hire one, you too will be spoilt for choice – gentle routes along picturesque canal towpaths transform to challenging mountain bike routes as you head down the valleys into Wales. You can hire a bike to cycle round Lake Vrynwy or to explore the ice age meres at Ellesmere. How about a muddy day on a trial bike? Everyone can enjoy a day learning off road techniques in the Welsh countryside.
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