Walk, Bike & Paddle


From Wigmore to the South Pole

What does an adventurer do for fun? Set off to challenge World Records or to create one, so meet Wigmore resident Dominic Renshaw.


Age no limit: Mountain biking

Steve Chapman, an enthusiast of mountain biking, discusses what he loves most about the sport and offers tips on getting started and the best trails in Shropshire.


Point2 Guides: Bucknell Circular Walk

Time for a ramble along the borders in nearby Bucknell with Point2 Guide’s Andy Stevenson who shares a 4.8 mile walk with pinewood bedecked hills, wide-open sheep pastures and the little River Redlake.

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Point2 Guides: The Goggin Circular Walk

Point2 Guides’ Andy Stevenson offers up a moderate circular walk up to the fabulous Goggin Copse that begins at the historical St Bartholomew Church in Richard’s Castle.

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The perfect half-term day out in Ludlow

LGL joins the fabulous team at Ludlow Castle to bring you great ideas for half-term from pizza baking and fossil hunting to nature trails and bike riding.

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Point2 Guides: Kimbolton Circular Walk

Point2 Guide’s Andy Stevenson takes us on a bracing 5.5 mile route in a particularly lovely part of north Herefordshire, that involves ‘Godcakes’ and links to Welsh rebel prince Owain Glyndwr.

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Point2 Guides: Catherton Common Circular Walk

This circular walk around the foot slopes of Titterstone Clee is rewarded with spectacular views across the Marches and a stop-off at the ‘excellent’ Crown Inn at Hopton writes Andy Stevenson


Everything you need to know about Mortimer Forest

During lockdown Mortimer Forest proved to be even more of a welcome retreat. Here, Lynn Daley, Community Ranger, covering the Marches reveals everything you need to know – and more – about the natural treasure on our doorsteps, including the tricky question of pine martens.


Stay and walk: Wilde Lodge, Knighton

It’s Wilde Lodge’s turn to share a great walk intriguingly called “the bat hotel loop”. This fabulous accommodation is just over 20 minutes away from Ludlow in Knighton.

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Stay and walk: Abdon Ramblers Retreat, Brown Clee

Nicola, owner of Abdon Ramblers Retreat in Brown Clee, shares a walk from the accommodation’s doorstep in the second of our “stay and walk” series featuring recommended walks by owners of hoilday lets in the Ludlow area.


Take a hike: Downton Castle walk

Laura Bradley heads a few minutes drive outside Ludlow to do a leisurely, just over 4-mile walk that takes in views of Downton Castle, Downton Gorge and a weir.


Take a hike: Pokehouse Wood walk, Croft Castle

Explore Croft Castle’s Pokehouse Wood walk in nearby Aymestrey and don’t forget to bring a flask of something warm while enjoying the views, writes Laura Bradley.

Festivals & Fayres

The Church Stretton Walking Festival 2019

Take a hike, literally with the Church Stretton Walking Festival from 20-23 June. Known for its beauty and diversity of walks, head to the Long Mynd, choose how strenous a walk you would like and even do a star gaze evening


Take a wintry walk…in Clun

If you are looking for a place of natural beauty, stunning walks and the usual bit of medieval history explore the village of Clun over the holiday season writes Dave Wright, owner of the School House B&B.

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Art, Music & Culture

let’s do…4 things in September

Here are our top picks for September as we eke out the last of summer before moving into Autumn and the need for extra layers! As these activities show, there are still plenty of reasons to stay outdoors and to keep us moving

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Walk, bike, paddle

Joy of cycling in Shropshire

It’s Easter and some of us are ready to hop on to a bike to celebrate its beginning. Kay Dartnell of Wheely Wonderful describes why Teme Valley is an ideal location for cyclists of all abilities.