tourism

Here in Shrewsbury we live in a tourist destination but sometimes we want to go off and be tourists ourselves.  It follows that we have a dual role when supporting tourism that has a low environmental impact.

When relatives and friends come to Shropshire and we are advising them where else to go, having stayed a few days with us, we can suggest travel, places and activities that minimise environmental damage.  We are so lucky that there are many fantastic places to visit, varied landscapes, great accommodation and enjoyable activities all on our doorstep.

LOCAL TRAVEL Touring means travel, and all kinds of transport except cycling and walking have a downside environmentally.  So - look into how travel in the area can be done without leaping into a car.  Remember Shrewsbury is a rail hub with lines going north south east and west, and if trains don't meet the need then buses may.  For the cyclist there is a network of routes throughout the county using quieter roads and lanes.  Camping and canal travel offer peaceful holidays near to nature and landscape.

Acton Scott Farm Museum

A farm museum which also runs courses in traditional country crafts and trades

Arriva

provide lots of train and bus services in the area

0844 8004411

Bicycle Beano Cycling Holidays

Organised Veggie Cycling Holidays in the Welsh Borders

01982 560471

Brook House Farm B & B

Camping pods, pre-erected bell tents, tents and caravans, facilities, close by River Severn..

Crew Green,
Shrewsbury,
01743 884024

Browfarm Campsite

Lots of wildflowers on 12 acres, no chemicals used on this campsite.

Ratlinghope,
01588 650 641

brynmawr Organic Farm

Situated within the Clun Valley Organics Farm

07799 681134

buses and trains

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

0871 2000 2233

canal boating

The Ellesmere Canalin North Shropshire is navigable - the slowness of canal boating is great for seeing wildlife, the canal landscape, and slowing the mind and reducing stress..

 

Blackwater Meadow Marina,
Birch Road
Ellesmere
01395 443545

Conservation Projects

British Trust for Conservation Volunteers,

networking, volunteering, tree planting, green gyms, etc.

Cycling

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

http://cyclinguk.shropshire.club/
 

or the Facebook page Cycling UK Shropshire.

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=cycling%20uk%20shropshire

ecocabin

Situated between Clun and Knighton

01547 540630

Green and Away

Europe's only tented conference centre, west of Worcester.  Holds all sorts of conferences on green issues, beekeeping, Resurgence gathering, ecopsychology.

03000 100165

Green Choices

website for greener choices, for holidays, shopping, etc

Green Holidays here and abroad

Inspiring holidays you can reach without flying.

Green holidays in Wales

Eco tourism in mid Wales.

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 Shropshire Way!.

 

Craven Arms
01588 660 737

Lane Farm

B & B on a working organic animal farm, near Criggion.

01743 884288

Lower Hill Farm

Situated between Shrewsbury and Much Wenlock, bird watching, fishing, on a working farm.

Hughley
01764 785 292

Ludlow Ecolog Cabins

real log cabin near Ludlow

07977091928

Mocktree Holidays

5 holiday cottages near Leintwardine

01547 540441

Organic Holidays

A directory of organic holidays -  camping, b & b's, hotels, etc.

Responsible Travel

Find eco holidays for people

01273 823700

Shrewsbury Camping & Caravanning

The Agricultural Showground - easy to walk into town from here.

Berwick Road,
Shrewsbury
01743 289831

Shropshire Camping & Pods

Camping and accommodation in pods,  at this Outdoor Pursuit Centre.

 

marshbrook.
nr. Church Stretton,
01694 781515

Shropshire Council Business help

Several departments deal with matters relevant to businesses. Comprehensive information is available on commercial waste and recycling issues including schemes for dealing with particular materials. The Economic Development Team is able to provide advice on various aspects of business development. Grants are available for implementation of travel plans and to help businesses connected with tourism.

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 walks

Family walks in Shropshire of 2 to 5 miles

Shropshire Young Ramblers

For younger people in their 20s and 30s, with social opportunities too.

The Green Tourism Business Scheme

National but with local area division. Supports all types of businesses involved in tourism

01738632162

The National Trust

Aims to protect special places in the UK.

Attingham Park
01743 708162

The Pottery

Cottage near Church Stretton

01694 722121

Tourism Concern

An organisation dedicated to homan rights in tourism, as better toursim means better environments, education and wildlife habitats.

.2.7 133 3985

Whitchurch Blackberry Fair

Organises the yearly fair. A celebration of real markets, people and traditions - farmers market, artisans bazaar ...

Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms

A membership charity, teaching people about organic growing and low-impact lifestyles through hands-on experience in the UK.

Youth Hostels Association

There are 6 in fabulous locations, in Shropshire.  At Bridges, Clun, Wilderhope Manor, Ironbridge - Coalbrookdale and Coalport and All Stretton Bunk House.