For information on walking and cycling in the county, visit www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk.

Walking

The rolling Shropshire Hills call out to walkers like a siren. Between Shrewsbury and Ludlow, the landscape rucks up into dramatic folds, with spectacular trails climbing the flanks of Wenlock Edge and the Long Mynd near Church Stretton. The county is also crossed by long-distance trails, including the famous Offa's Dyke Path and the popular Shropshire Way, which meanders around Ludlow and Church Stretton.

Cycling

Mountain bikers head for the muddy tracks that scramble over the Long Mynd near Church Stretton, while road riders aim for the Six Castles Cycleway (NCN 44), which runs for 58 miles from Shrewsbury to Leominster.

Tourist offices sell copies of Cycling for Pleasure in the Marches, a pack of five maps and guides covering the entire county.