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The Armoury Shrewsbury Walk is a 6.9 kilometer loop trail located near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Distance: 6.9 km Elevation Gain: 186 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly



bird watching




city walk

historic site

pub walk

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.

6 months ago

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

Thursday, March 09, 2017

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.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

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.

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