Shrewsbury is a fantastic place to walk your dog. The countryside is beautiful and filled with lush, rolling fields and ancient buildings. Perfect for a doggy stroll!

Best Dog Walks in Shrewsbury

Whether you’re looking for an easy afternoon saunter or something more adventurous, you’ll find dog walks to suit your needs. There are plenty to choose from. Here are a few of our favourites.

Battlefield 1403
Upper Battlefield, Shrewsbury, SY4 3DB.

This walk is perfect for families and their four-legged friends. It’s an easy walk across gentle slopes and rolling fields.
Dogs aren’t allowed in the visitor centre, but they’re welcome elsewhere and there are plenty of water bowls provided.
There’s a farm shop and a café to enjoy and, if you’re up for a longer hike, you can access the Severn Way and continue your stroll along the water’s edge.

Acton Burnell
Old Walls, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, SY5 7PE.

You arrive at Acton Burnell Castle after a short stroll along a magical path surrounded by rhododendrons. The castle ruins are veiled by the woods and provide an unforgettable backdrop for a leisurely walk with your furry friend.
This is one of the easier dog-friendly walks and it goes over the heathlands and through woodland. Dogs on leads are welcome at the castle, and you and your canine companion will be free to explore the grounds together.
The majestic castle hall was once significant enough to host parliament, but sadly the castle fell into disrepair when Acton Burnell Hall was built nearby. There are plenty more architectural marvels to feast your eyes on along the way though, including the exquisite Langley Chapel.

Haughmond Hill
Newport Road, Shrewsbury, SY4 4PW.

Haughmond Hill is one of the most popular dog walks in the area and a great place to spend a few hours with your pooch. It’s a little more uneven than some of the other walks so more strenuous if you’re not used to hilly walks.
There are numerous routes to choose from, each with unique and wonderful scenery. The Geo Trail, for example, provides breathtaking views of the Severn and Shropshire landscape, while Henry’s Hike overlooks The Wrekin. We can recommend the Wilfred Walk, which was named after the poet Wilfred Owen and takes you all through the woods.
There’s a wonderful little cafe on-site where you and your dog can take a break. This is one of the best dog walks in Shrewsbury, but a quick word of warning—there are a few ditches and ponds around so your dog could end up very wet and very muddy!
If you want to walk a good distance, you can follow the canal from Shrewsbury town to Haughmond Hill.

Abbots Wood
Eskdale Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 5UD.

This is a fantastic local dog walk in Monkmoor, with an easy-to-follow path that lets you explore the nature reserve and the meandering Severn. You’re also close to the centre of Shrewsbury, so you could stop by a dog-friendly bar or two.
There are two short circular routes here that come back around to the trail. The longer of the two follows the river. It’s perfect for a lovely summertime stroll wandering beneath a blue sky and listening to the water flow gently past.
If your dog enjoys a dip, remember to take some towels with you!

Some Things to Remember When Taking Your Dog Out in Shrewsbury

  • Take a lead
  • Watch the weather
  • Check for ticks and parasites
  • Bring some water and snacks for your pooch (and you!)

Make sure you take a lead
There are lots of areas where your dog can run free but also some where they will need to be on a lead, so be sure to take one with you.

Keep an eye on the weather
Check the forecast before you venture out and keep an eye on the weather to make sure you and your pup are safe and comfortable during the walk.

Check for ticks
Ticks are common in Shrewsbury and the surrounding area, so it’s important to check your pup after each walk.

Bring water and snacks
Make sure you bring enough water and snacks for your dog in case they get thirsty or hungry during their walk. You might want to bring something tasty for yourself too.

Happy Dog Walking
Of course, these are just a few of the best dog walks in Shrewsbury, enchanting paths and trails that the town has to offer for dog lovers and their furry companions.

We’re certain many locals have their own hidden gems and treasured routes that even Tracy the Labrador and our guests haven’t had the chance to explore yet.

If you’ve discovered a walk that wasn’t mentioned in this blog, we’d love to hear from you! Please share your personal favourites and any tips you might have in the comments section below.

Your insights not only enrich our community but also pave the way for more delightful adventures for our dog-owning guests.

Let’s come together and celebrate the beauty of Shrewsbury’s diverse landscapes and the joy of sharing them with our loyal companions. Happy walking!