Possible Afternoon Activities
We have not made any plans for afternoon activities. With 13 cars, we don’t all need to do the same. The possibilities we have thought of are shown below. For more information on these, click on the links, and do notice that they are not all open every day. If you know of any other interesting possibilities, please tell me so that I can add them to this page.
Saturday and Sunday
- The Long Mynd is a very attractive area with spectacular views. If you are energetic you can walk to the top from either the hotel or the Carding Mill Valley. Alternatively you could drive over it, in which case you really ought to stop to admire the views.
- Ludlow describes itself as a thriving medieval market town and an architectural gem. It has an impressive ruined castle, and numerous interesting buildings.
- Shrewsbury is a large town, with a mixture of shops and historic buildings. If you are going there, it is sensible to use the Park and Ride, which is on the south (Church Stretton) side. Because of its size, it might also be wise to decide in advance what you want to see.
- Stokesay Castle is a mediaeval castle just south of Craven Arms, and we will walk past it on Sunday. It is in the care of English Heritage.
- Acton Scott Historic Working Farm “offers a fascinating insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century.” Saturday's walk starts from its car park.
- Attingham Park is an 18th century mansion standing in extensive parkland. It is on the south side of Shrewsbury, and is owned by the National Trust.
- The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are well worth a visit. Although an afternoon is far too short to see everything, you can buy a one-year ticket.
These places are all on possible routes home.
- Ludlow. See above.
- If you feel you have not walked enough in the morning, you could stop at Clee Hill village and enjoy a very scenic walk.
- Witley Court is the shell of a country mansion, standing in extensive grounds and with an elaborate fountain. It belongs to English Heritage. The interior of the neighbouring church is fascinating.