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The Armoury Shrewsbury Walk is a 4.3 mile loop trail located near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 4.3 mi Elevation gain 610 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

River

Views

Wildlife

City walk

Historic site

Pub walk

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Getting There

A circular pub walk from the Armoury in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. The Armoury sits in a magnificent brick building overlooking the River Severn and has an eclectic history of use including being (unsurprisingly!) an armoury, a convalescence home, a bakery and now a great town pub. The walking route explores some of the highlights within the historic market town of Shrewsbury, with something for everyone. You will be able to enjoy long stretches of the banks of the River Severn, the formal avenues within Quarry Park, the c 1070 red sandstone Shrewsbury Castle, the central shopping area and several beautiful historic buildings. The route follows pavements and tarmac paths in the main, but the first section through Poplar Island follows a grass path and this can get quite muddy in winter and after rain. If you don't have suitable footwear, this muddy section can be excluded and the walk shortened to 3 miles (simply follow the notes within the route description). The walk has a few gentle slopes throughout and includes a number of gates/kissing gates and some flights of steps, but no stiles. Allow 2 to 2.5 hours.

Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire and is located about 9 miles east of the Welsh border and about 14 miles west of Telford. The walk starts and finishes from the Armoury pub on Victoria Avenue, Victoria Quay. Approximate post code SY1 1HH. The pub does not have a car park so, to give you time for your meal and the walk, you will need to park in one of the town's long stay public car parks. One of the nearest can be found on Raven Meadows. Make your way to the pub on Victoria Avenue to begin your walk.

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Martin Senior
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if u asked every single person in shrewsbury ..have u done the armoury walk. i guarantee not one single person will know what your talking about... its a shame that your miss informing people about the shrewsbury river walk.

lesley watson
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Fab walk loved it around the river. Still some ongoing work on the footbridge at the railway station so continue down the hill and left under the bridge and continue through the lights st railway station and your back on track again going up castle gates.

Martin Martin
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some minor changes to route around the station required due to ongoing work

Martin Martin
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An excellent walk, full of interest. Only one unexpected problem encountered, part of the riverside walk was closed due to high water level. Found interesting diversion via Shrewsbury Abbey.

Colin Morris
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A guided walk needs one thing above all else - to be clear in the directions. This was certainly that as well as being an excellent and varied wander around Shrewsbury, the river being a dominant feature.

Samantha Bratby
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Sarah Thomas-West
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Samantha Bratby
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