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Haughmond Hill, Shrewsbury

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Haughmond Hill is a small, shallow hill in the English county of Shropshire. It is covered by woodland for the most part, although there is an open cast quarry (for stone aggregates) in use. Its proximity to the town of Shrewsbury has meant that it has become something of a forest park, with guided paths, car parking and picnic areas maintained in places. The rocky summit overlooks countryside and Shrewsbury itself. The villages of Uffington and Upton Magna lie below and the B5062, Shrewsbury to Newport, road runs through the northern half of the woodland.Deer can be found in the woods, which are mixed deciduous/coniferous and are to some extent used for forestry to this day.The hill has several dubious connections with the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403. Queen Eleanor's Bower is a small enclosure on the hill from which the wife of Henry IV of England supposedly watched the battle's progress. Finally, the "bosky hill" mentioned in Act V Scene i of Shakespeare's Henry IV part 1 is almost certainly Haughmond, which looms to the east of the battlefield:How bloodily the sun begins to peer Above yon bosky hill? The day looks pale At his distemperature.
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  • Visited today and had a lovely time. Easy cheap parking, a choice of routes, great visitor centre with cafe and best of all really friendly people. Did not see that dog poo was an issue as with other ...  read more »
  • Lovely place to walk at any time of year with wonderful views from the top. A little tea cabin for refreshments and a " Stick Man Trail " for the little ones. There is a path that is accessible for wh...  read more »
  • I chose a beautiful October day to re-visit Haughmond Hill after an absence of 8 years. I did the blue trail (Wilfred's Walk) which gives stunning views of the Wrekin and then later Shrewsbury, Wenloc...  read more »
  • Cracking place for a walk any time of the year, routes to suit all ages and abilities. Great views across the town and now even a viewpoint to look at the working Quarry
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