Walking & Cycling
There is an extensive network of local footpaths and lanes allowing for both short strolls and longer distance walks, for example:
Leg of Mutton (4.4km, 1 - 1.5 hrs)
River Tern (4.9km, 1.5 - 2hrs)
River Tern and Upton Forge (6.8km, 2 - 3 hrs)
River Tern and Upton Magna (5.9km, 2 - 3 hrs)
Shropshire Way to Upton Magna (5.6km, 1.5 - 2.5 hrs)
Places to Visit [also shown on map]
Shrewsbury Flower Show - 11/12 August 2023
County of Salop Steam Rally - 27/28 August 2023
Shrewsbury Folk Festival - 25/26/27 August 2023
Shrewsbury. The medieval town of Shrewsbury, birth place of Charles Darwin, is not to be missed. A busy town, with a Castle, set in the loop of the River Severn has a diverse range of shops, museums, restaurants, a Theatre and cinema. The town is 5 miles from the site with Park & Ride facilities (SY1 4HA).
Attingham Park, Atcham (National Trust)
3 miles. Mansion house & estate. Beautiful walled garden and parkland walks (SY4 4TP). Tel No 01743 708123
Home Farm, Attingham. 3 miles from the site. Working farm with rare breeds.
Wroxeter 5 miles. Wroxeter Roman City. English Heritage. (SY5 6PH) Tel No 01743 761330
Close by is Wroxeter Roman Vineyard. (SY5 6PQ) Tel No. 01743 761888
Telford (10 miles) has a modern shopping centre, recently extended to include the new Southwater development with a lake (TF3 4BX)
Ironbridge 10 miles. A World Heritage Site. The birthplace of industry.
The world’s first ironbridge built by Abraham Derby (TF8 7JP).
Blists Hill Victorian Town Museum (TF7 5UD) Tel No 01952 601010.
There are many other museums, including the Coalport China Museum and Enginuity.
Bridgnorth 20 miles. Severn Valley Steam Railway runs from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster, with several stops between, including a view of the Safari Park. (WV16 5DT) Tel No 01746 764361
Cosford 15 miles. Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford. (TF11 8UP) Tel No 01902 376200
Church Stretton and the south Shropshire hills approximately 20 miles
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm (as seen on BBC 2 'Victorian Farm) is south from Shrewsbury on A49.
The British Ironwork Centre, Oswestry, north west of Shrewsbury on A5.
The Welsh coast is one and half hours away.
Bowbrook Archery Club in village
Golf Course within 5 miles
Course Fishing within 1/2 mile
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