Shropshire Hills

This marvellous landscape, little-known even in Britain despite being designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', lies close to the Welsh border and provides walking for the connoisseur. Much of the area is owned and managed by the National Trust and the quiet hillsides, draped in heather, bilberry, and springy grass, are laced with tumbling streams and hidden coombes.

 

Path leading up through the Cardingmill Valley

 

The walks we have selected take full advantage of this superb area, and guests will be able to enjoy the rocky ridge of the Stiperstones (a National Nature Reserve famous for its legends of devilry and witchcraft); a traverse of the plateau of the heather-covered Long Mynd; the exhilarating views from the whale-back ridges of Lawley and Caer Caradoc; wooded Wenlock Edge with its views across to the Long Mynd; the Elizabethan manor house at Wilderhope; and Stokesay Castle, the finest and best preserved medieval fortified manor house in England.

 

Green path leading through the bracken up toward the summit of Hope Bowdler Hill

 
Bed & Breakfast option

Your holiday in Shropshire will be based at a comfortable family-run guest house in Bishop's Castle. Your room will have ensuite bathroom facilities and you will have a choice of continental or full English breakfast. Bishop's Castle has a number of restaurants and pubs serving meals in the evening, and two micro-breweries, one of which is the oldest working brewery in Britain. Bishop's Castle participates in the 'Walkers are Welcome' scheme.

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast option

Your holiday in Shropshire will be based at the Castle Hotel [Inn****], which stands in an elevated position at one end of the attractive and unspoilt market town of Bishop's Castle. The hotel, which dates from 1719, has a beautiful terrace garden; the perfect place to relax and enjoy panoramic views of the Shropshire Hills. The well-appointed rooms are tastefully furnished and the restaurant serves good food with the emphasis on quality local produce. All bedrooms have ensuite bathroom facilities.

What's included in the price of this holiday?

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Bed & Breakfast
Holiday Options

EasyEasy
Code:SPHSB3
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:3
Price:£275.00
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EasyEasy
Code:SPHSB5
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:5
Price:£530.00
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EasyEasy
Code:SPHSB7
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:7
Price:£635.00
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  • All of the above prices are per person, and based upon two guests sharing a double or twin-bedded room.
  • Single traveller supplement; £40 per night (More about single supplement).
  • Discounts available for parties of three or more guests.

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Holiday Options

EasyEasy
Code:SPHSH3
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:3
Price:£415.00
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EasyEasy
Code:SPHSH5
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:5
Price:£735.00
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EasyEasy
Code:SPHSH7
Grade:Easy - Moderate
Nights:7
Price:£920.00
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  • All of the above prices are per person, and based upon two guests sharing a double or twin-bedded room.
  • Single traveller supplement; £50 per night (More about single supplement).
  • Discounts available for parties of three or more guests.

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Travel information
Rail: Craven Arms
Onward travel: Public bus or taxi

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