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Lyth Hill countryside site


One mile south of Bayston Hill, east of the A49 as it heads south from Shrewsbury. Grid ref SJ 475070. For a map showing the location of the site, click the link.

Recreational activities

Some easy and level walking but there are some steep and difficult paths, and the site may be muddy.

Lyth Hill provides, arguably, some of the best panoramic views of the south Shropshire Hills, from The Wrekin in the east to Wenlock Edge in the southeast, and the Stiperstones in the southwest. The site has areas of woodland, scrub, and open grassland providing a wildlife refuge on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.

Historically, ropemaking was carried out on the site and the author Mary Webb, author of 'Precious Bane', is associated with the area.

A family-friendly route has been designed at the site and is available for download on this page.


Grazing is the best way of managing the meadows on this site, and we have been working with a local farmer to support or introduce grazing management where feasible.

Last year we had a small herd of Welsh Black cattle grazing the southern end of the site. This seemed to cause no problems for visitors or ourselves and we had hoped to increase numbers in order to have a greater impact.

There have been some problems with TB within the herd recently and it is unlikely that any of the site will be grazed this year. We hope to look at this again in the future.

If you or your organisation would like to hold a public event on this site, please contact us via the details on this page.

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Outdoor Recreation
via Customer Service Centre 0345 678 9000
Last updated: 20 May 2013 Print this page

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