Nesscliffe Hill Country Park | Day Out With The Kids

Nesscliffe Hill Country Park

Oswestry, Shropshire, England

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Outdoor

Nesscliffe Hill Country Park offers an immodest patch of heath and wood lands the same size as 140 football pitches for your family to explore including your discovery of the iron age hill fort and the highwayman's cave! An immense natural adventure waiting to happen: will you ever be seen again…?

The cave was said to be medieval outlaw Humphrey Kynaston's hideout, so an excellent and atmospheric spot for some educational storytelling or a role play game!

There are 2 permanent orienteering trails here for families to enjoy, one at 2.3km and one at 2.9km, so whatever the length of the legs involved you're set. If you're going to do one (or both!) of these then it's well worth checking out the letter code key through the link so that you know what they mean when you find them!

There are sandstone outcrops here which are ideally suited to expert level climbers: this means it's a bit of a no go for you and the kids but if you're lucky you might be able to watch some grown-up climbers with serious skills set to work scampering up them!

The walking, cycling and horse riding routes there are all extensive and pretty accessible, but the whole place is heavily muddy on a regular basis off season so this is definitely one for the wellies if you're on foot!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Nesscliffe, Between Shrewsbury and, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY4 1DB, England


Click here to visit Nesscliffe Hill Country Park's website
01743 255061

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

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