Oswestry and the Borderlands are a great place to come for an active holiday. The area is a magnet for walkers and cyclists whether you are interested in the challenge of walking Offa’s Dyke which wanders along the Welsh/Shropshire border or a more gentle stroll along the canals and around the lakes and meres of North Shropshire you will not be disappointed when you visit Oswestry- where Shropshire meets Wales.
A game of golf? Oswestry and The Borderlands have a great selection of golf courses – whether you like gentle parkland golf courses or a more challenging terrain, you will be spoilt for choice. At Llanymynech you can even tee off in one country and putt out in another!
Not only Offa’s Dyke but also Wat’s Dyke, The Shropshire Way and Oswald’s Way all put in an appearance around Oswestry and whether you prefer to amble or stroll, hike or climb, the terrain will not disappoint you. The walk up to Rodney's Pillar is especially popular with local walkers.
For those who want more of a challenge, the Oswestry Round is a 33 mile circular walk around Oswestry. This walk can be done in small stages too as described in the booklet, available to purchase, details of which can be found on this link http://www.oswestryround.co.uk/.
Nearby is the Nesscliffe Hill Country Park where you can climb to Oliver’s point which will give you a great view of Rodney’s pillar not far away. Nobody knows who Oliver was, but Admiral Lord Rodney was a commander in Lord Nelson’s navy and much of the oak that went into building navy ships came from his lands around here. The Breiddon Hills are well worth a visit and you can walk up to Rodney’s Pillar, mostly on a track with a gentle gradient until you get to the last 250metres which is steeper. For more details of these and other short walks please visit shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/
Cyclists bring your bike or maybe hire one, you too will be spoilt for choice – gentle routes along picturesque canal towpaths transform to challenging mountain bike routes as you head down the valleys into Wales. How about a muddy day on a trial bike? Everyone can enjoy a day learning off road techniques in the Welsh countryside.
Horse riding is another activity to be enjoyed in the wonderful countryside near Oswestry. Why not book a few days away for an activity holiday in Oswestry and the Welsh Borderlands?
For suggestions for itineraries for walks in and around Oswestry, including dog friendly walks without stiles - click here.