getting around

Changing To A Low-Carbon Lifestyle can appear tough if you feel locked into depending on a car to get anywhere.

The simple advice is... look for alternatives, and..... try them out.




provide lots of train and bus services in the area

0844 8004411

Arts for All

Coach service to Theatre, Dance, Music events in the region.

01743 790400

Babbinswood Farm

Sells organic raw milk,cream and yogurt. Small farm shop with pork,lamb,eggs

5 miles north of Oswestry

Bus Users Shropshire

Enthusiasts working for Passengers throughout Shropshire.  Have produced a simple and comprehensive Bus routes leaflet, available at Shrewsbury Coffeehouse on Castle St.

You can also download the leaflet from here.

c/o Shrewsbury Coffeehouse

buses and trains

Useful information on planning a journey, tickets etc, on all public transport, country wide.

0871 2000 2233

Are you put off buying an electric vehicle because of the lack of charging points?

Do you have a charging point that you could let others use? is a new idea to allow peer to peer sharing of charging points.  It’s like Airbnb for EVs!

co-wheels shropshire

Shrewsbury's own Car club, has fuel-efficient cars, centred on Frankwell,Abbey Foregate and St, Julian’s Friars car parks, ready for hire for 1 hour or weeks. All processed on line and then with an easy 'smart' card entry system. Ludlow also has a car club.

0191 375 1050.

Cyced web site

A website covering more than just Shropshire but with articles on local bike shops, cycle clubs and cycling routes.


Great Council website that wll help with ideas and advice, including Sustrans routes.

0345 678 9000

Cycling UK Shropshire

Organised social bike rides, each week from Shrewsbury town centre, on Sunday, Tuesdays and Thursdays, a broad range to suit most riders.

Check the website for details

or the Facebook page Cycling UK Shropshire.

Dave Mellor Cycles

Cycle shop

9, New St
01743 366662


Community transport for those less able

01743 450350

Freiburg, Germany

This South Western German city, of 220,000, has excellent and progressive policies on public transport, waste, lots of forms of sustainable energy, ecologically sound buildings, green spaces and lots more besides.


mobile bike repairs in the Shrewsbury, Telford, Much Wenlcok and Bridgnorth areas.

07950 397335

Green Oil

This company suppy environmentally friendly cycle lubrication products.

Their green oil is a chain lubrication oil which is entirely plant based, they also make bike cleaning products and other lubricants.


020 7274 8725

Guide to Electric Cars

A link to very useful web pages produced by Exchange and Mart.

Hopesay Glebe Farm

organic fruit and veg, eggs and honey in Shrewsbury Market Hall.    At the Farm there is a  tea room (prior contact is advisable) next to The Shropshire Way long distance path!.


Craven Arms
01588 660 737

Isla Bikes

Maker of bespoke  bikes mainly for children.  Known for recycling bike parts ( an example of  'Circular Economy)'.

Rail Rambles

Organised rural walks accessed by train, Saturdays weekly and Wednesdays monthly. 

Get leaflets from Shrewsbury railway station.  

Rob Buckley Cycles

All things cycling in the town centre!


Unit 42 Riverside Shopping Centre
01743 364392

Shrewsbury & Mid-Shropshire Ramblers

Walking groups which start from Shrewsbury

Shropshire Hills Shuttle Bus

weekends & Bank Hol Mondays bus service into the hils. Choice of 2 routes. (Not winter).

Shropshire Ramblers

A strong ramblers group exists in Shropshire

shropshire walking

Possibly more demanding walks for families

Shropshire Young Ramblers (20-30s)

For those between 20-30

Smiling Tree Farm

Produce Raw Milk and Beef from 100% grass-fed animals.

Chapel Lawn
Bucknell, Shropshire

Stan's Cycles Shrewsbury

Trek owned dealer

53-54 Wyle Cop

Stretton Climate Care

Climate care action group. Great website.

The man in seat 61

Great advice on travelling by train to Europe

The Trailhead Bicycle Company

Bike shop and repairs.

Now offer a pedal powered pick-up service.


20 Frankwell


For train times, fares, to buy tickets – try bestfarefinder for cheapest tickets

08457 48 49 50


Often cars are hired to drive a couple of people and their guests just a few miles - using a more environmentally friendly option can also save money. If the venue is less than a mile, why not walk? Alternatively use public transport,  or a horse and carriage.  See Getting Around section and or Wellington horse and carriage co.

Urban Bikes UK

 Bikes and accessories, repairs and servicing.

13/14 Stalls, Market Hall,
07828 638132