Twenty Walks in and Around Shrewsbury & Walking the Shropshire Way

Published by Shrewsbury Ramblers the 20 walks is in full colour with easy to follow directions and good maps.

The 20 walks include features of architectural, historical or geological interest.
At the bargain price of £4.99  it is ideal for families and for visitors to the Shrewsbury area. Here is the feedback from one recent purchaser!

Hello Shrewsbury Ramblers, I wanted to say a massive thank you for publishing your book of 20 local walks again - we bought a copy in Jan '21 and have completed all 20 walks and wanted to send a missive of appreciation. The walks are all amazingly good, varied and fun and obviously have benefited us all during lockdown, vaccine time and all the uncertainties of the first half of this year. The mental health benefits of being out in nature are well known but your work has enabled us to have options, structure, a challenge, gain greater local knowledge, exercise and a chance to meet like-minded people. We know of several other couples who have also completed all the walks. It has deffo benefitted our marriage, our family, friends and community. I would urge you to seek out new routes and recce and publish asap as I think we all have an inkling that lockdowns are not over yet. Exemplary work from you lot. Cap doffed. I have been meaning to send this email for months and have finally sat down and done it now. From the bottom of my heart - thank you.

Kind Regards

Jeremy Bolwell

The author believes all walks can be completed with reference to the directions in the book and the waymarkers situated around the routes.

You can buy the books from the following places  in Shrewsbury:Abbey Foregate post office and Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop & Special Days in Radbrook Green .  If you need books delivered  please text your name, address and number of books required to 07730-875274. The cost is £4.99 per book plus postage.
Alternatively, books may be delivered to your house if you live in Shrewsbury, by one of our volunteers.

General Point to all walks:

All the walks are frequently checked and maintained/improved by Shrewsbury Ramblers Footpath Maintenance Team for the benefit of all walkers, some features (stiles replaced by kissing gates etc.) may change over time but does not detract from following the route.

Since the time of first printing this Walks Book some hostelries mentioned may have changed hands or ceased trading.  Most walks are not reliant on these businesses for parking but may not be available for refreshment.


Any significant changes to a walk are listed below, there is also a link listing minor changes for each walk as an additional help for walkers

A summary of changes  (April '21) ca be accessed here

On the 11th September It has been reported today that there is a  closure of a path used in Walk 13 (Bayston Hill) from the 20 Walks in and around Shrewsbury book due to house building. 

On the 19th April '21 an  alternative path has been opened and which will allow walker access from Oteley Road to Bayston Hill Quarry .  
A diversion to avoid the closed section is linked to walk 13 below..
Changes to routes listed by Walk: 

Walk 1                                                                 Walk 11

Walk 2                                                                  Walk 12

Walk 3                                                                  Walk 13 - Temp Diversion Required

Walk 4  6months diversion from June '21          Walk 14 

Walk 5                                                                  Walk 15  

Walk 6                                                                  Walk 16

Walk 7                                                                  Walk 17

Walk 8                                                                  Walk 18 

Walk 9                                                                  Walk 19 

Walk 10                                                                Walk 20

The book “Walking the Shropshire Way – Official Guide” from Cicerone Publications can be obtained  by accessing this link https://shropshireway.org.uk/  .