Attraction Category: Walking and Cycling, Iconic attractions of Oswestry and The Welsh Borderlands, and Border Landscapes near Oswestry
The Breidden is a volcanic feature, which dominates the area and stands over 1200ft high. Footpaths lead up to the summit with wonderful views of Shropshire & Wales. There are remains of an old hill fort en route which may have been the site of the last stand of Caractacus. Rodney’s Pillar at the top was built by the gentlemen of Montgomeryshire who supplied oak from the area & shipped them down the river Severn to Bristol where Admiral Rodney’s fleet was built.