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Haughmond Hill, Shrewsbury

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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.Haughmond Hill is made up of ancient turbidite sediments from the late Precambrian era which once cascaded off the edge of a continent into the ocean that surrounded it.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:
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  • Always the go to place for a weekend stroll after a hectic working week. A few different lengths of paths to take... easy walk for kids... dog friendly. Parking available. There's even a small cafe fo...  more »
  • We opted for a nice family walk to Haughmond, the walk was nice and we have visited here before on occasions. There is a lot of forestry work going on at the moment and some walks are very muddy and i...  more »
  • The scenery is excellent. Had a lovely walk and got some great photos. I'll be coming back. Also great for cycling  more »