On the B4580 Road to Llansilin from Oswestry, the Racecourse Common was a popular venue for horse racing until 1848. The figure of eight circuit is about mile and half long and offers spectacular views over Shropshire & Wales. Offa’s Dyke path runs along side part of the South Common. There are paths to Candy Woods.
The Janus Horse is a double headed sculpture that looks towards both England and Wales. There are remains of the old grandstand though you are more likely to see dog walkers than racing horses but the area is great for walking and picnicking.