Author Topic: South Shropshire Week-end of Walking - location to stay?  (Read 333 times)


  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Hi, i'm planning a week-end of walking in a couple of weeks with a friend of mine and we want to head to south shropshire. We could do with some help with accommodation if anyone has stayed down there. Ideally we'd like a village with a nice pub to eat in and a nice b&b. Any recommendations would be gratefully received. i've stayed in Knighton before but found it too big. We thought maybe Ludlow is worth considering even thought it's a pretty big place it's very picturesque, leintwardine is another place someone has suggested. We have a car so can drive to any walking we fancy doing.
Hope to hear from someone soon, Flick 

Highs and Lows

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 522

Church Stretton

Craven Arms

I like the Shropshire hills, not been around there for a while though, I hope you have a nice time  :)
I didn't find the mountains - the mountains found me


  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5071
This place is just over the border, it's pretty off-the-wall, and quite cheap:
We really enjoyed staying there, and will do so again.
solvitur ambulando


  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2605
Cardington just east of Stretton has a pub (Royal Oak?) that is well known for its food, don't know if it does rooms, very convenient for the Mynd, Stiperstones and Wenlock Edge. Church Stretton might be a better bet, right under the Long Mynd (heather out there now?).Craven Arms is central but not exciting. Leintwardine is nice but perhaps a little buried in lanes. Ludlow is of course unique and a foodies heaven. Choice probably depends on whether you want to do the Mynd/Wenlock area, just right for the weekend, or the jumble of hills on the Hereford border. But definitely it is a great area for an autumn weekend.


  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2639
Bishop's Castle is a good base, west of the Mynd. Enough services to be of use, but not too big.
And, of the 6 or 7 in town they have two pubs which brew their own beer!  O0
Clun is also nice, but smaller.