The aged beech trees that stand tall on Linley Hill in Shropshire are the jewels in an arboreal crown on this walk through a quiet corner of the Welsh Borders. Map and route.
Church Stretton, aka Little Switzerland, in the snow ©Simon Whaley
Shropshire’s charming Long Mynd deserves its ‘Little Switzerland’ nickname. This eight mile route begins in Carding Mill Valley near Church Stretton. Map and route.
Acton Burrel, Shropshire ©Alamy
Step through a dark woodland in rural Shropshire and discover a hidden world of historic parliaments and a long-abandoned church on this six-mile circular walk. Map and route.
Caer Caradoc Hill, Shropshire
Caer Caradoc Hill, Shropshire ©Getty
A 4.5-mile walk from Church Stretton train station to the Caer Caradoc Hill. Map and route.
Church Stretton and Cow Ridge, Shropshire
Fields surrounding Church Stretton ©Getty
History surrounds you in this ancient pocket of Shropshire, inhabited since Saxon times. Walk its age-old tracks, root around in its cavernous antiques market and end the day at a tradition country pub. Map and route.