On the B4580 Road to Llansilin, Oswestry Racecourse Common & Woods is on ‘Cyrn y Bwch’ (The Horns of the Buck) hill and was used by the Welsh and English to socialise and race horses until 1841. At 1000 feet above sea-level it provides great views across the Shropshire plain and into the Welsh hills. 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. Follow the path into Racecourse and 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.
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