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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 and coaches may.  For the cyclist there is a network of routes throughout the county using quieter roads and lanes, and you can take your bike on some trains.

Acton Scott Farm Museum

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


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

Browfarm Campsite

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

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
01395 443545


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.



Situated between Clun and Knighton

01547 540630

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

Lane Farm

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

01743 884288

Ludlow Ecolog Cabins

real log cabin near Ludlow


Shrewsbury Camping & Caravanning

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

Berwick Road,
01743 289831

Shropshire Hills Shuttle Bus

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

shropshire walking

Possibly more demanding walks for families

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


The National Trust

Aims to protect special places in the UK.

Attingham Park
01743 708162

The Pottery

Cottage near Church Stretton

01694 722121

Whitchurch Blackberry Fair

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

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.