Days Out Guide: Church Stretton
Only a 26- minute drive from Oxon Hall Touring Park or 28-minute drive from Ludlow Touring Park...
A small, market town of delis and traditional tea rooms, decked out in black and white half-timbers. Church Stretton is nestled in an incongruously wild landscape and has been nicknamed ‘Little Switzerland’.
It is the ideal base from which to explore the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, recognised as one of Britain’s finest landscapes.
The town became the first in the West Midlands to be awarded ‘Walkers are Welcome status, with a host of way-marked walks for all abilities. 37 local walking maps can be downloaded free in the Church Stretton section of ‘Walking in Shropshire’.
To the east of the town, rises the impressive Caer Caradoc, with its Iron Age hill-fort, offering a stunning vista across to Wenlock Edge and the Clee and Welsh hills, all formed 600 million years ago.
Acton Scott Historic Working farm is located a short distance from the town and has been made famous recently by the BBC’s Victorian Farm series. In Craven Arms, some 7 miles away, The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre gives a good insight into Shropshire, its geology, and it’s balloon ride, showing you a full 360 degrees vista around the Shropshire Hills, is simply magical. Stokesay Castle, just out of the town, a manor house/castle, with historical significance, is also well worth a visit.More Stories