Shropshire Way Walking holiday

Long Distance Trail Walks in the UK


Price from: £670 for 7 nights

Nights: Variable

Shropshire Way Walking holiday

Holiday Details

  • Shropshire Hills, Long Mynd, Stiperstones
  • Lovely villages and towns like Clun, Bishops Castle, Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ellesmere
  • World Heritage site at Ironbridge
  • Castles at Stokesay, Clun, Ludlow
  • Meres and mosses of North Shropshire

The Shropshire Way is a lovely walking holiday through the beautiful, varied and unspoilt countryside of Shropshire. There are some fantastic views over the Shropshire Hills and Wenlock Edge. The Shropshire Way was relaunched in late 2019, along with a new guide book. There is now a southern and northern loop, both starting from the lovely market town of Shrewsbury. See the Shropshire Way website for full details of the trail.  Shropshire Way.

The Shropshire Way includes bracing hill sections in the rugged Shropshire Hills and Long Mynd as well as gentler, pastoral walking in the valleys. The South Shropshire Way visits Shrewsbury, Bishop’s Castle, Clun, Craven Arms, Ludlow, the Clee Hills, Wenlock Edge, the World Heritage Site at Ironbridge.  Historical highlights of the walk include Stokesay and Ludlow Castles, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Wenlock Priory and Bury Ditches hill fort.

Shropshire Way walking holiday - Ironbridge

The northern section of the Shropshire Way provides a contrast to the Shropshire Hills and takes you along the canals, and past the meres and mosses of this area. The Shropshire Mosses Nature Reserve is an important area for birdlife and rare plants. Visit the pretty town of Ellesmere on the Shropshire Union Canal and detour to the market town of Oswestry.

The Shropshire Way is waymarked and easy to follow.

Byways Breaks offer a route planning, accommodation booking and luggage service on this walk – see more information


Prices shown are per person


Number of nights will vary depending on the particular Shropshire Way walking holiday itinerary we work out for you. These are guide prices based on standard accommodation assuming double/twin rooms.

Byways Breaks Walking Holidays can provide the service for any number of nights and rest days can be added or omitted as required

Number of nights will vary depending on itinerary.


These are guide prices based on standard accommodation in double/twin rooms – service can be for any number of nights and rest days can be added as required

Number of Nights Approximate price
 7 £670
10 £960
14 (including rest day) £1,340
Single supp/night single walkers £25 – 55
Single supp/night part of a group £15 – 45

Discounts & Offers

Group Discounts – Discounts of 10% for groups of 4 or more adults

What's Included?

The accommodation booking and luggage service for the Shropshire Way walking holiday includes –

  • Working with you to plan your route and walking holiday on the Shropshire Way
  • Bookings and payments for B & B accommodation
  • Detailed directions to each of the places you stay
  • Luggage transfer
  • Details about evening meals & packed lunches
  • Advice on travel arrangements
More Information

Accommodation Booking and Luggage Service on the Shropshire Way

A flexible service for independent walkers wanting to use Byways Breaks walking holidays experience and knowledge of the UK and the Shropshire Way, without having to book a fully ‘packaged’ walking holiday. Byways Breaks plan the stages of your Shropshire Way walking holiday with you around what you want to do.

Byways Breaks walking holidays will:

• help walkers plan your Shropshire Way walk around the walking distance you want to do and quality accommodation

• check availability of good quality walker friendly accommodation

• check for dog friendly accommodation (if required)

• make the accommodation bookings and payments

• arrangements for packed lunches and evening meals (in more remote areas)

• arrange for your luggage to be transferred

…allowing you to enjoy a stress free walking holiday.

Tell us how far you want to walk, whether you want a rest day, whether you want to walk the whole of Shropshire Way or part of it, and any other particular requirements you may have for your walking holiday – including walking with dogs.

Walker Friendly Accommodation

The walker friendly accommodation we choose is all different, all comfortable and offer a warm welcome for walkers. Byways Breaks know the Shropshire area well, and visit all the walker friendly accommodation we use. Over the years we have carefully selected a range of good quality walker accommodation, including; farmhouses, guest houses, pubs and hotels. All rooms chosen have en-suite or private bathrooms (very occasionally in more remote areas this isn’t possible).

Byways Breaks will also arrange for packed lunches or book evening meals you wish to order (you pay the B&Bs direct for these on arrival).

Maps and Books

Byways Breaks walking holidays give you detailed directions from the Shropshire Way to the places you are staying. Walking maps and walking guide books trail guide books are not included in the package but are sold separately – click here to buy walking maps and books. view walking maps and books for sale

Travel Arrangements

Byways Breaks walking holidays can help with your travel arrangements, including; car parking and taxis to and from stations. We have good contacts with local companies and can obtain competitive prices for local taxis.

Luggage Transfer Only

For walkers preferring to organise their own walking holidays and making their own accommodation arrangements, Byways Breaks can arrange luggage transfer along Offas Dyke, Glyndwr’s Way, Ribble Way, Anglesey Coast Path, Pembrokeshire Coast Path, North Wales Coast Path and the Shropshire Way. Allowing you the chance to enjoy your walking holiday without the hassle of carrying or moving your luggage. For a luggage transfer price, please contact us to discuss your requirements, including; details of the number in your walking group, an idea of the overnight stops along your walking holiday and how far you want to walk each day.

Help and Support

Full support including collection from stations and emergency back up, is not included in this service, however, Byways Breaks are on the end of the phone from 8.30am – 6.30pm each day should you have any problems with your accommodation bookings or luggage transfer during your walking holiday. We will also always try to help wherever we can with any other queries or problems you may have.


We're more than happy to help you book your ideal holiday. Get in touch by calling on (+44) 0151 722 8050, or contact us by email, by enquiring below.

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