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Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Shropshire Hills, Church Stretton beckons travellers seeking a serene escape. Conveniently accessible via the Heart of Wales Train Line, this charming town offers a delightful blend of independent shops, scenic beauty, and outdoor adventures. From boutique shopping to breath-taking hikes, Church Stretton promises a rejuvenating retreat for all who venture here.

Independent Shops

Upon arrival, visitors are greeted by a charming array of independent, specialty shops lining the streets, offering a delightful shopping experience. From unique crafts to artisan delicacies, there’s something to pique every interest. After indulging in a bit of retail therapy, why not unwind in one of the town’s inviting cafés or pubs, savouring gourmet snacks and locally brewed beverages?

Find Church Stretton’s wonderful independents here

Walking and Hiking

For those yearning to immerse themselves in the breathtaking landscapes of the Shropshire Hills, Church Stretton offers an abundance of outdoor activities. Embark on exhilarating walking routes that wind their way up to the Long Mynd or the ancient hillfort atop Caer Caradoc, offering panoramic vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see.

Find your perfect walking route here

Summer Shuttle Bus

During the summer weekends, visitors can hop on the Shuttle Bus tour to explore the Stiperstones Nature Reserve, with opportunities to enjoy a leisurely lunch at The Bridges, nestled on the opposite side of the Long Mynd. Find the Shuttle Bus timetable here

Rectory Wood

For a tranquil escape into nature, take a leisurely stroll through Rectory Wood and Field Local Nature Reserve, where the original design influenced by “Capability” Brown invites exploration. Keep an eye out for historical features such as the Ice House, adding a touch of intrigue to your walk. Alternatively, venture north to Coppice Leasowes Nature Reserve or south to Cudwell Meadow and Boardwalk, where wetland plants, insects, and birds abound, offering a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.

Carding Mill Valley

No visit to Church Stretton is complete without a trip to Carding Mill Valley, where the soothing sounds of a babbling stream and the sight of Long Mynd ponies grazing in the distance create a picture-perfect scene.

Whether you’re seeking adventure in the great outdoors or simply longing for a peaceful retreat, Church Stretton invites you to experience its charms via the Heart of Wales Train Line. With its enchanting landscapes and myriad of shops and cafes, this quaint town promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Shropshire’s countryside.


Looking for places to stay in Church Stretton? Head to https://www.visitshropshire.co.uk/sleep/

Find out more about The Heart of Wales Line – https://www.heart-of-wales.co.uk/

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