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Get active in Oswestry & the Borderlands

Activities in Oswestry and the Welsh Borderlands – walking, cycling, golf, canoeing, paddle boarding – 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 Trail all put in an appearance around Oswestry.
Play golf? How about a course half in England and half in Wales? 
The local waterways offer so many different places to enjoy – paddle boarding along a canal? How about a row boat on Ellesmere or Lake Vyrnwy? Take a Shropshire canal walk or walk the amazing ‘stream in the sky’ at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Featured Listings

    • A Mere Cycle

    A Mere Cycle Ellesmere

    • Guided tours

    Oswestry Guided Tours

    • Ellesmere Sculpture Trail

    Ellesmere North Shropshire

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    • Aerial View

    Old Oswestry Iron Age Hillfort

    • Artisans Lake Vyrnwy

    Artisans Lake Vyrnwy

    • Llanymynech Hoffman Kiln Industrial Heritage

    Llanymynech Limeworks Heritage Area

    • A Mere Cycle

    A Mere Cycle Ellesmere

    • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

    World Heritage site – Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

    • Rodney\\\'s Pillar

    Breidden Hill & Rodney’s Pillar

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    Llynclys Common near Oswestry

    • The Montgomery canal at Maesbury

    The Montgomery Canal

    • Olivers Point

    Nesscliffe Hill, Kynaston’s Cave & The Cliffe

    • Guided tours

    Oswestry Guided Tours

    • Oswestry Park Run 5k

    Oswestry Park Run

    • Llanymynech Golf Club Green

    Llanymynech Golf Club

    • Cinnebar Caterpillar

    Ifton Meadows Nature Reserve

    • Ellesmere Sculpture Trail

    Ellesmere North Shropshire

    • Canal Shropshire Way - Oswestry Loop

    The Shropshire Way

    • Racecourse 2

    Oswestry Racecourse Common & Woods

    • View from Moelydd Hill

    Offa’s Dyke Path

    • Hire a Canoe

    Hire a Canoe

    • Llanymynech Viewpoint

    Llanymynech rocks

Want to go walking but not sure where? Take look at our itineraries, trails and walks page for inspiration.

Stay in an Oswestry Hotel, B&B or cottage and enjoy a walking holiday in Shropshire or Wales.

Oswestry and the Welsh Borders is one of the most beautiful places for walking in the UK. Get to know the many places to go walking near here, it’s surprising how many different walks you can enjoy.

Offa’s Dyke path defines the border between Shropshire and Wales and the stretch near Oswestry is considered one of the most beautiful parts of the National trail.
Follow Oswald’s Trail on a 13 mile circumference of town. It will take you from Old Oswestry, the iron age hillfort, all around town and up to the old racecourse. The Shropshire views are stunning.
The Shropshire Way takes another route from Ellesmere to Llanymynech and onto Nesscliffe. Stroll along the Montgomery canal.
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.

Two of the most popular places near here are Rodney’s Pillar and Llanrhaeadr waterfall, both reward you with awesome views from the top.
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. 
Can we suggest an itinerary? Walks and drives throughout Oswestry and The Welsh Borderlands

Offa’s Dyke, Oswestry | Rodney’s Pillar | Llanrhaeadr Waterfall | Llanymynech | Montgomery canal

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