Shropshire Hills AONB - Ludlow Rd

National Reserve, Nature Preserve, Tourism, Vacances



9, Drovers House, The Auction Yard, Ludlow Rd, Craven Arms SY7 9BZ

+44 1743 254740




Based on 201 reviews.


Agregated reviews (201) Shropshire Hills AONB - Ludlow Rd

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It's difficult to review such a large area but the combination of market towns and both natural and human heritage features means there is always something to do here or a place to visit that you have never been to before. Ludlow is a fantastic town with a well deserved reputation for fine food and dining. It has great walks nearby including Whitcliffe Common and, further out, the Clee Hills. Bishop's Castle I know less but I've enjoyed the Christmas fair and also had a great tour of the World's oldest continuously operating brewery at the 3 Tuns. Church Stretton is a very beautiful town with exceptional views and surrounding hills. Lots more to see elsewhere. I could go on and on

5 by Dan Wrench Review source

This is.300 square miles of fantastic country
go and explore .noy just the National Trust shop.
One of the most beautiful parts of the UK, with a great variety of hills from the plateau of Long Mynd, the jagged granite of Stiperstones through the antiquities at Bury Ditches and the long range views from the top of Titterstone Clee.
Just great views all over the place, and an unspoilt part of the country which most people don't know about. The best kept secret!
Loads of walking trails, and not hoards walking on them.
Enjoy before it gets discovered!

5 by Paul Davis Review source

South Shropshire is blessed with ancient hills that afford walkers a great deal of pleasure , panoramic views , stunning wildlife and fresh air by the tonne . Follow the numerous paths , what is not to love . Church Stretton is a mecca for all of the above . From gentle short walks to 50 mike hikes , all levels catered for (dogs on leads welcome) . On a clear day you can see for miles in all directions once you reach the top . See you all here soon , you won't be disappointed.

5 by Paul Pearson Review source

Beautiful place. Wear good walking boots as trails are stoney and rocky. The steam that runs the length of the valley is very popular with paddling kids and dogs, sheep every where so all dogs must be on lead, thankfully, as some paths are very steep and very narrow some with drops to one side. Sheep are very cheeky and will steal your picnic. Views are very pretty. Cafe is clean and staff very friendly. Good choice of food but very pricey and portions small. Toilets very clean.

5 by Dawn McNamara Review source

Perfect place to blow away the cobwebs. Lots of walks & trails for all fitness levels. Lightspout Waterfall is easy to find from the National Trust carpark, and without too much effort you can be at the top of the Long Mynd with great views on a clear day, and atmospheric mist on not so clear days. Also great for stargazing on clear evenings in Winter - Milky Way is clearly visible and with more stars than the average townie will ever see.

5 by Robert Corbett Review source

Always a pleasure to visit the Shropshire Hills. A highly varied county for its geology. Great variety of terrain - valleys, ridges, peaks, plateau and rolling hills. The Hope Bowdler Round took in Hope Bowdler Hill, diversion up to the Gaer Stone, down through the Field System, up over Yelds Bank to Soudley and back to HB. Super views across Church Stretton valley and south across Wenlock, Aymestry(sic) Edge to the Clee Hills.

5 by Stephen Law Review source

We had a great time camping in the area, it really was beautiful, specially being able to see so many stars at night as it's so rural. We also went into a little town called church Stretton which was full of nice little shops and places to eat. My only criticism is that you will need to get around by car as everything is spread out, but I think that's to be expected in the country side.

5 by Harrison Moore Review source

Seriously underrated gem of England. We visited Shropshire in cold Janurary but we barely noticed the temperature in such pleasant surroundings, Ludlow, Church Stretton and nearby Bridgnorth all great and we walked up the National trust Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd footpath which was a wonderful day out.

5 by Mattytorques Review source

Wonderful place for walks with the kids and the dog. Very picturesque with rolling hills, pools, bridges and rocky outcrops to climb. Not forgetting lots of sheep and horses roaming around. Large car park (National Trust pay and display) and plenty of places for a picnic. Nice cafe selling fab ice creams too.

5 by gee plaw Review source

Amazing place. Absolutely beautiful - the sort of beauties yiu don't expect to see in this country. You will find yourself quickly leaving the restaurant to explore the land of rolling hills and little rivers where movies can come to life. Friendly staff and a truly memorable experience.

5 by Roma Bains Review source

Beautiful Carding Mill Valley and Long Mynd. Lots of exploring, random sheep / goats / ponies and topographically variable! Church Stretton and surrounding villages have hidden pub gems. Take walking boots / wellies and maybe a mini net for catching (and returning!) lil fish on mini streams

5 by Hannah Alexis Review source

The auction yard does an auction every other friday,you have to register to bid,but wow you get some bargains, there is tea/ coffee & soft drinks,gents & ladies toilets.wheelchair access,
The hall also is used for functions,plenty of parking space,a great place to meet people.

5 by John Thomas Review source

Love this place. Nice easy drive from the Midlands for an afternoon's nature fix. Nice invigorating walk. Not too strenuous climb but enough to get the heart pumping. Church Stretton is lovely for a bite to eat or coffee and some quaint little shops to browse around too.

5 by Review source

Absolutely beautiful. Stumbled upon this by seeing a narrow road going up a hill from afar nd wanting to see what was up there.
Wild sheep and horses who are very approachable. Plenty of parking and views. The road up is a bit tight but everyone else was driving safely.

5 by Abi Haywood Review source

Nice place to walk but very hot when the sun is out and there is no breeze. Good for all ages and dogs are welcome.

There is a lovely cafe and gift shop at the bottom of the hills which serves the normal types of drinks and cakes.

Overall a good day out

4 by Stuart Burns Review source

Brilliant day out with amazing helpfulness and friendliness from the lads at the mounting bike shop. Really good support with a map and quick brief about what we were about to climb. Day finished with a lovely meal at the pub next door. We will all be back soon . Thanks

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Shropshire is a lovely place with lots of Hills one side of Shropshire was volcanic many years ago and that is why you get so many hills with the biggest one being brown Clee Hill which is located in South Shropshire not too far from Clee Hill which is the second biggest

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Nice views. Roads very good up the hill. The main stopping viewpoint does have large pot holes but not difficult to negotiate if you are careful, even in a 2 seat sports car like mine. Choose a day with good clear weather to enjoy the experience more.

4 by Michael Diver Review source

This is a beautiful part of the world with great walking through woods and over hills. There are dog friendly pubs too and many places of historic interest. Why just one star? This is where I live and play and I don't want it to become popular.

1 by David Morgan Review source

Great outdoors playground, good parking, extensive network of footpaths and bridleways, stunning Shropshire countryside, cardingmill valley is a bit of a tourist trap, great for families, go further a field if you're looking for tranquillity.

5 by Chris Horne Review source

A really nice place to relax. Website says no honest shop but one was there for us. Kindling, fire lighters, T lights. Games and books are free to borrow. Plenty of wood for either the hot tub or the stove. Would definitely go back, great place.

4 by Neil Farnworth Review source

Lots of parking. Very busy on a lively day but well worth it. Even if you stay within the Car Park and play in the streams or visit the cafe it's worth it. If you feel adventurous go for a walk, picking up a map from the visitor centre.

5 by Flowerpot Irvine Review source

I am lucky enough to live in the Shropshire hills. A wonderful place for outdoor activities walking ,cycling running ,bird watching ,fossil finding or just taking in the views .Plenty of local pubs and cafes selling locally produced food .

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Good walk or bike ride, no facilities that I know of besides a hotel close by which you can get food. Very busy on nice days and weekends so not great if you want to escape the crowds but would still recommended if your not far away

3 by John Matrix Review source

Shropshire hills the visitors centre is an excellent place to introduce you this wonderful part of england with all of its beautiful scenery rolling hills and views out across wales and the midlands the little picturesque villages

5 by Mick Grant Review source

Great area for walking the dog and has spectacular views. Craven Arms is good for shopping and a coffee stop. The woolley mammoth is here and well worth a visit. From here there is some nice drives to other places to be had.

4 by Michael Soanes Review source

Beautiful. Go. Walk. Breathe! Shropshire is the most overlooked portion of our wonderful island, with great walking, pubs and historic buildings. With good weather this is the nearest place to heaven I have ever known.

5 by Andrew Willet Review source

We parked at Carding mill, there is a fantastic Cafe with a good selection of sandwiches, cakes teas coffee and hot food. We took the bikes up on Long Mynd, this in it's self is a beautiful area. Perfect for walking.

5 by Gary Wright Review source

A beautiful area with ever-changing vistas. Today is cold and windy with a perfectly clear blue sky, but even when it's wet and grey it still has a natural beauty that makes the effort of getting there so worthwhile.

5 by Peter Taylor Review source

Another Beautiful part of the country. Being on the Welsh borders, some lovely scenery and great roads and little back lanes to explore. Fantastic walking country aswell with lots of history and landmarks.

4 by Rob Stubbs Review source

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