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Places to visit near here - Tours and Trails.

Enjoy discovering some of the many places to go walking in and near Oswestry. Click on the links and images to download some itineraries to help you decide where to walk in Oswestry and The Borderlands. From Easter to September, why not come on a guided walking tour? Join us at the Tourist Information centre to take a walk around Oswestry Town with our knowledge volunteer guides and discover some of Oswestry’s myths and legends.

Guided Walking Tour, Visit Oswestry

Explore Victorian Oswestry and see the places that meant so much to the family of Wilfred Owen, the war poet, who was born in Oswestry in 1893.

Follow the town trail to discover more of our history. Wander down alleyways and shuts, take a break in the park and don’t miss the views from Castle Mound.

A day out beginning at Oswestry castle mound and on to the canal towpath of the Montgomery canal and visits to Chirk and Whittington Castles and Llangollen.

Oswald’s Trail is a 12.6 mile walk around Oswestry. It includes Old Oswestry Hill Fort, The Old Racecourse and Wilfred Owen Green. View the map here.

The Shropshire Way is a beautiful route all around around Shropshire. Walks from Ellesmere to Llanymynech to Nesscliffe and on to Shrewsbury.

There are so many places of interest near the market town of Oswestry but which direction will you go? Don’t miss the best best places to see near here.

This 4 and a half mile circular route starting from Old Oswestry Racecourse through fields and woodland to return along a section of Offa’s Dyke Path.

A 2 mile family friendly walk around Ellesmere taking in views across the mere and the canal. Why not buy some bird food at  the mere to feed the ducks and geese?

Walks in Oswestry War Front Heroes

War walks on the Home Front

Find out more about WW1 soldiers from Oswestry. Discover locations in Oswestry linked to the war and local people.

Walks near Oswestry

Click on the links below for walks leaflets to download.

Walk around Ellesmere’s Lakes

Explore Llanymynech Heritage Area

Family friendly Nesscliffe Hill and hillfort

Oswestry town heritage trail for families

Enjoy our countryside and follow the code

Montgomery Canal – Walk 1

Montgomery Canal – Walk 2

Montgomery Canal – Walk 3

Montgomery Canal – Walk 4

Around St. Martins and Ifton Nature Reserve

Shropshire and the Welsh Borderlands are wonderful places to go for a walk. Offa’s Dyke wanders along the border, the Shropshire Ways meanders through the whole county of Shropshire and there are themed town walks plus lots of gentle Shropshire canal walks.
We invite you to walk Shropshire and the Welsh Borderlands. Whether you prefer to stroll, amble, walk or hike, you will never be far from stunning Shropshire views.
Why not stay near here and enjoy a different walk every day? 
For more places to walk , cycle and go horse riding visit Shropshire’s Great Outdoors.

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