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Secret Hills Walking Holidays

 

Comprehensive walking holidays.

All arrangements made. Full weeks, weekends, mid-week groups especially welcome

Contact: Alan Garner    Tel: 01694 723600
 

Silvester Horne Institute

 
The SHI is an ideal venue for a variety of activities.  It has a large main hall with stage, an adjacent conservatory which can be hired separately, and a kitchen which can cater for most events.  Other meeting rooms are also available for hire. Contact reception@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk, check our website www.silvesterhorneevents.co.uk or phone 01694 722113 for details.
Contact: Reception    Tel: 01694 722113
 

Sawaddee

 
Authentic Thai Restaurant in the Square, church Stretton. 
Tel: 01694 328507
 

Stretton Dental Practice

 

Please say you found this dental practice on the Church Stretton website.

Contact: Dr Abbass    Tel: 01694 722862
 

Severn Valley Railway (21 miles)

 

The SVR is a full-size standard-gauge railway line running regular steam-hauled passenger trains for the benefit of visitors and enthusiasts alike between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of 16 miles. The journey is full of interest, for the route follows closely the meandering course of the River Severn for most of the way on its journey between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth. One highlight of the trip is the crossing of the River Severn by means of the Victoria Bridge - a massive 200-foot single span, high above the water which, incidentally, features in the film 'The Thirty-nine Steps' with Robert Powell in the leading role.

The nearest place to pick up the SVR which is also the end of the line is Bridgnorth.  All in all a great day out.

 

Sunnycroft (34 miles)

 

Edwardian gentleman's suburban villa

This substantial red-brick villa is typical of the many thousands that were built for the prosperous middle classes in the late Victorian period.  Sunnycroft is one of the very few villas to have survived, with a mini estate and largely unaltered contents and decoration.

 

Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

 

The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was designated in 1958 and covers a quarter of Shropshire. Church Stretton is the only town to be found in the Shropshire Hills AONB but there are other remote villages, strong and active communities and many opportunities for both locals and visitors to enjoy walks and outdoor activities which respect the area's amazing qualities...

Contact: Stephanie Hayes    Tel: 01588 674087
 

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (7 miles)

 
Located on the A49 at the south end of Craven Arms, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre holds the Secret Hills exhibition, a Cafe, Gallery,...
 

Shropshire Horseriding Website

 
You couldn't ask for a better place to ride than Shropshire. If you want to find out about the best places to walk, trot or canter, this is the site for you.
 

Shropshire Walking

 
This website is ideal for finding walks in Shropshire - Church Stretton is ideally located to access many of these walks.
 

The Shropshire Way Website

 

If you wanted to know about the best walks in Shropshire who would you ask? Click through to this Shropshire Way website because they have asked the real experts - The local walkers, the individuals and groups, historians, lovers of flora and fauna, the volunteers who look after the stiles, bridges and paths: all have contributed to this website which shows you all the walks that make up the famous Shropshire Way. Not only the finest route around the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but also the best possible set of day walks.

The result is a unique achievement. Let this website and the writers who contributed be your guide. Who could be better equipped?
 

Silvester Horne Institute: Hire for parties / weddings / clubs and more!

 
Large main hall for hire, with extended conservatory for bigger parties.  Also has Council Chamber and smaller meeting rooms.  Discounts available for local charities.
Contact: Reception    Tel: 01694 722113
 

Snailbeach Lead Mine (11 miles)

 

Snailbeach was the biggest lead mine in Shropshire and it is reputed to have yielded the greatest volume of lead per acre of any mine in Europe. 

 

The Square

 
Parking is restricted
 

Station

 
There are limited parking areas on both sides of the station.
 

The Stiperstones (6 miles)

 

Take a walk on the Stiperstones - This is a National Nature Reserve with a difference - being the second hightest hill in Shropshire, the views are magnificent, and the countryside on the west side of the Long Mynd is a patchwork of hedgerows having so far remained unaffected by modern farming methods - quite different from the east side.  Folklore abounds on The Stiperstones. There is The Devil's Chair, the northernmost tor, where His Infernal Majesty is claimed to take up residence at times. A thunderstorm will immediately occur should a human seek to sit in the place.  There are several bronze age cairns along its ridge.

 

Stokesay Castle (8 miles)

 
The delightful Stokesay Castle just south of Craven Arms is a must for everyone, for nobody could fail to be impressed by the charm and atmosphere of...
 

The Stretton Hills

 
For over 100 years Carding Mill Valley has been the most popular spot for visitors to the Long Mynd. Information can be found in the Chalet Pavilion...
 

Strettton Area Food Trail

 

Traditionally produced food is at the heart of Shropshire's richly contrasting landscape.  Follow this food trail example on the more information page to create your very own locally produced meal in the evening!

Source local meats sold from farm shops, and gaze out over the fields where next season's produce is growing. You will find fruit and vegetables picked fresh in the morning, and you can also 'pick your own' starting with strawberries before Wimbledon, through to raspberries and many other farmed fruits. Later in the season and for free, harvest the hills for whinberries and cache the hedgerows for blackberries and sloes.

There are freshly baked pies, preserves and cakes to tempt you and many opportunities to wander round farmers markets. Locally produced real ales can be found at Woods of Wistanstow, the Three Tuns at Bishop's Castle and Hobsons Brewery at Cleobury Mortimer.