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Shropshire adventures: get your gear on

From the hills and valleys of south Shropshire to the meres and mosses of the north, Shropshire offers infinite adventures. Walk the sweeping moorland of the Long Mynd, or the wooded escarpment of Wenlock Edge. Take a hike up Shropshire’s beloved ‘little mountain’, The Wrekin, from which comes a local toast: ‘To friends all around the Wrekin’. Shropshire has miles of footpaths for casual ambles and lengthy rambles. Long-distance adventures include the Shropshire Way and Offa’s Dyke Path. The latter is named after a King of Mercia thought to have built a mighty earthwork to protect his kingdom from the Welsh. Walking isn’t the only way to see Shropshire. We have miles of cycle paths, including along old railway lines, and adrenaline-inspiring downhill courses. Shropshire bridleways for horseriding include the Jack Mytton Way and Humphrey Kynaston Way, named after two notorious Shropshire horsemen. Shropshire is far from the sea, but our county offers plenty of adventures on water. For an authentically Shropshire/Welsh adventure, try your skills in a coracle – a small, lightweight circular boat that sits on top of the water. And those are just the beginning when it comes to adventure travel in Shropshire. You could also try indoor or outdoor climbing, high ropes courses, paragliding, orienteering, bushcraft … have you packed your sense of adventure?

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The Great Escape Company

We are an outdoor adventure company based on the Great Hagley Estate in the beautiful South Shropshire Hills. A fabulous venue for birthday parties, stag and hen activities, corporate events, school outings, tourist groups and family get togethers. Come and soar with us at The Great Escape on one of England’s longest zip lines. Embark on […]

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Whitchurch

Alderford Lake

Beautiful lakeside cafe set in 47 acres of grounds. Serving delicious breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas seven days a week. Take in the stunning views as you walk around the lake or let the children play on the playground as you relax by the waters edge. Alderford Lake offers wild swimming, canoeing, paddleboarding, kayaking and […]

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Whittington

Whittington Castle

Welcome to Whittington Castle Welcome to Whittington Castle near Oswestry in Shropshire England. The strikingly picturesque and romantic ruins are steeped in much history, tales of bitter border warfare, romance and legend. A small rural community in North Shropshire, England acquired a 99-year lease to manage the Castle that sits in the centre of its […]

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Oswestry

Park Hall The Countryside Experience

Park Hall Countryside Experience the multi award winning farm park offers a brilliant day out for the whole family – you will be spoilt for choice! We not only have an adorable selection of farm animals for you to meet, there are indoor and outdoor play areas, tractor rides, go karts, junior driving school, World […]

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Shrewsbury

Hire a Canoe Ltd

Explore the river above and around Shrewsbury! Hire a Canoe offers high-quality and reliable canoe, kayak and paddle board (SUP) hire on the River Severn. We cater for everyone, including families, couples, friends and corporate days out. Dogs are welcome! Choose from a peaceful 12-mile river trip with free minibus transport, two-hour canoe, kayak or […]

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Colehurst

Colehurst Lake Fishing

Colehurst Lake has two spring-fed pools, Colehurst Lake itself and Maylea Pool, which were originally formed in 1990 and have been restored over the last three years to allow the re-establishment of a commercial fishery. Stocked with Carp (Mirror, Common, Koi, Ghost and Wild), Roach and Pike & Perch either water is a great place to […]

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Shrewsbury

Hawkstone Park Follies

Enjoy the great outdoors and take in all that Shropshire has to offer at Hawkstone Park Follies. The world-famous 18th Century ruins are surrounded by epic grasslands, outstanding views, inviting caves and tremendous trolls! Perfect for any budding explorers, or someone who just wants to get out and about in the great outdoors, there’s plenty […]

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Ludlow

Ludlow Castle

Welcome to Ludlow Castle, one of the finest medieval ruins in England. Set in the glorious Shropshire countryside at the heart of the superb, bustling black & white market town of Ludlow. Walk through the Castle grounds and see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility – a glimpse into the […]

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Craven Arms

Stokesay Castle

Step into the finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. Discover the great hall, unchanged for over 700 years. Spot characters carved in the timbers of the 17th-century gatehouse and climb to the top of a fairy-tale tower for breathtaking views of the Shropshire Hills. Stokesay Castle was constructed at the end of […]

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Whitchurch

Alderford Lake

Beautiful lakeside cafe set in 47 acres of grounds. Serving delicious breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas seven days a week. Take in the stunning views as you walk around the lake or let the children play on the playground as you relax by the waters edge. Alderford Lake offers wild swimming, canoeing, paddleboarding, kayaking and […]

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Telford

Treasure Map Trails

Treasure Map Trails are treasure maps of real towns for 5 to 12-year-olds. They’re a printed A3 map that kids can follow, using road names and recognisable buildings to find their way around as they search for treasures such as statues, sculptures, and quirky signs. Every map is beautifully illustrated with a fantasy theme to […]

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Shifnal

RAF Museum Cosford

RAF Museum Cosford Explore the fascinating story of the RAF and of the thousands of ordinary servicemen and women who have served in it and whose invaluable contribution has shaped the world that we live in today. The RAF Museum Cosford is home to over 75 historic aircraft including the world’s oldest Spitfire, the unique […]

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Ironbridge

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Enjoy a fun family day out at this recreated Victorian Town. You can discover more about Victorian life as you meet the ‘Victorian’ townsfolk. No cars. No TV. Just tons of fun! Welcome to the age of Queen Victoria. Here you’ll experience what life was like when Britain ruled the world. Meet some (almost) real […]

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