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The Long Mynd:

Nestled within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Long Mynd stands as an ancient geological formation, offering breathtaking panoramic views and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Rising over 500 meters above sea level, this heath and moorland is a haven for walkers, cyclists, and nature lovers alike. Its undulating landscape is adorned with heather, bracken, and gorse, painting a vibrant picture throughout the seasons.

As you explore the winding paths and bridleways that crisscross the Long Mynd, you'll encounter remnants of its rich history, from Bronze Age burial mounds to medieval settlements. The Carding Mill Valley, at the base of the Long Mynd, provides the perfect starting point for your adventure, with its visitor center offering insights into the area's flora, fauna, and geology.

Whether you're seeking a challenging hike to the summit or a leisurely stroll through its tranquil valleys, the Long Mynd promises an unforgettable experience immersed in natural beauty and serenity.

Haughmond Hill:

Standing sentinel on the outskirts of Dorrington, Haughmond Hill is a tranquil haven of woodlands, wildlife, and scenic vistas. This ancient forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, offers a myriad of walking trails and recreational opportunities for visitors of all ages.

As you venture into the heart of Haughmond Hill, you'll be enveloped by the sights and sounds of nature, from the rustle of leaves in the breeze to the chorus of birdsong echoing through the trees. The hill's diverse ecosystem supports a wide array of flora and fauna, including rare plant species, elusive mammals, and vibrant birdlife.

Haughmond Hill has various trails for all abilities, from Zoe the Magic Dragon, to mobility accessible trails and specific off lead dog walks

Attingham Park:

Just a stone's throw from Dorrington lies Attingham Park, a splendid Georgian mansion set amidst acres of parkland, gardens, and woodland. This National Trust property invites visitors to step back in time and explore the opulent interiors, picturesque grounds, and rich history of one of Shropshire's finest country estates.

Wander through the grand halls and elegant salons of Attingham Park's mansion, where lavish furnishings, priceless artworks, and historic artifacts offer a glimpse into the lives of the estate's former inhabitants. Admire the meticulously landscaped gardens, with their tranquil lakes, vibrant flower beds, and scenic vistas that change with the seasons.

Beyond its architectural splendor, Attingham Park provides a wealth of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy, from nature trails and wildlife spotting to boating on the lake and picnicking beneath ancient trees. Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or simply seeking a day of leisure and exploration, Attingham Park promises an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

Berriewood Farm Secure Dog Field

If you and your best mate need some off lead zoomie time, then Berriewood Farm Secure dog field isjust a mile and a half away. For £10 you and upto two dogs can whizz the world away in a secure area

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Sabrina Boat, Shrewsbury

Why not explore our beautiful County Town of Shrewsbury on  the Sabrina Boat. Running from 1st March - 31st October, 7 days a week you can catch one of the six tours a day. Perhaps you fancy their Sunday Cruise with lunch at the Loopy Shrew, or a Tuesday night cruise from 7pm. Check our their website for some great offers.

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Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge

We are approximately 20 minutes from the Specatcular Ironbridge Gorge, which has not only a beautiful town but is also home to the Victorian Town. A Living Museum with, houses, shops, a funfair and play area - not to mention the amazin chips!.

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