Whatever the time of year, there are many lovely walks to enjoy in our local area taking in the stunning Shropshire countryside, the canal and the historic mosses which are just a stone’s throw away from the marina.
Here’s three walks to try, of varying distances, all starting and ending at the marina.
Bull and Dog, Coton
Open seven days a week 12.00am to 11.00pm, the Dog & Bull pub is just a few miles down the road from the marina.
Coton, Shropshire SY13 2RA T: 01948 880559. www.thebullanddog.co.uk
Next door to the marina is Whixall Moss, part of the world-renowned Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve and the habitat of a number of rare species.
For full details:http://www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/site/fenns-whixall-and-bettisfield-mosses-nnr/
Hawkstone Park and Follies
Woodland fantasy of caves and cliffs where paths twist and turn, rise and fall, and almost without fail reveal something unexpected around every corner: dramatic cliffs, towers monuments, tunnels and passageways. Associations with King Arthur.
Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury, SY4 5UY T: 01948 841700 www.hawkstone.co.uk
Tourist Information & Visitor Centre with beautiful woodland and garden walk right by the mereside. Visitor Centre, Mereside T: 01691 622981 https://www.ellesmere.info/
Hodnet Hall Gardens
Over 60 acres of brilliantly coloured flowers, magnificent forest trees, sweeping lawns and a chain of ornamental pools which run tranquilly along the cultivated garden valley to provide a natural habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife.
Hodnet, Shropshire T: 01630 685786 www.hodnethallgardens.org
Beautiful remains of a 12th century moated castle located in the heart of the village of the same name.
Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 4DF T: 01691 662500 www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk
Attingham Park, Shrewsbury
The National Trust's 8th-century mansion and estate located near the village of Atcham, Shropshire.
Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4TP T: 01743 708123
The Great Hall houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum. In the grounds you will find the motte of the original Norman Castle.
Shrewsbury T: 01743 358516 http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/visit-shrewsbury/shrewsbury-castle/
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust group and one of the most popular attractions in Shropshire - a living outdoor museum where all the staff dress in period costume. Visit a host of restored Victorian buildings, shops, factories, schools to name just a few.
Ironbridge. TF7 5DU T: 01952 433424 www.ironbridge.org.uk
Severn Valley Railway
Premier Heritage Railway operating on the beautiful Severn Valley line from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster.
T: 01562 757900 www.svr.co.uk