Llanymynech Rocks

A discovery walk through the Limestone Heritage Area at Llanymynech, with its rare Hoffman lime kiln. Then on to the high cliffs of Llanymynech Rocks, Llynclys Hill and the Shropshire Union canal.


24 July 2022

No dogs


Do not walk if you are feeling unwell. Carry your own hand sanitiser. In case of an emergency ensure you have with you a face mask and first aid pack.
Inevitably, the route will go through gates and over stiles that other people will have touched. It may have narrow sections that mean you will be passing close to other people.

The walk starts in the village of Llanymynech, south of Oswestry on the A483. We walk first through the Limeworks heritage area which has a rare ‘Hoffman’ lime kiln,150’ long by 50’ wide built from local brick in the 1870’s. This was a major centre of the lime industry until the beginning of the 1900s. The walk continues up the ‘incline plane’ to the high cliffs of the Llanymynech Rocks where the limestone was quarried and sent down the incline plane to the kiln.

Llanymynech Rocks area
Llanymynech Rocks

We walk to a viewpoint at the end of the cliff with a panoramic view, south across Shropshire and Powys and then join Offa’s Dyke path along the edge of Llanymynech Hill escarpment with the golf course the other side of the path. We carry on to Llynclys Hill, down to Lynclys and then across fields to the Shropshire Union Canal and return along the tow path of the derelict canal through Pant to the part restored canal and the car park.

Meeting Time:
Meeting Place:
At walk start point
Walk Starts:
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Duration (incl stops):
Highest Point:
210m Llanymynech Hill
Mixture of gravel paths, fields and roads, some stretches can be muddy
OS 240
Starting Point:
Car park off A483 in Llanymynech – shortly after Llanymynech & 30mph sign keep look for brown sign ‘Limeworks Heritage Area’, on left just around bend. OS Grid Ref: SJ 266 211, SY22 6HB


Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.