Local Area

Wood’n’Ribbon is situated in a fantastic location to explore and enjoy all that Shropshire has to offer. From walks to cycling and adventure activities to traditional pub grub, here are some of the different things you can do in our local area, and places you can visit when at Wood’n’Ribbon.

Places to Visit and Explore

Church Stretton is a historic town, located on the Marches. Church Stretton is great for ramblers, with fantastic walking trails, including Carding Mill Valley and Caer Caradoc, boasting incredible views against the Shropshire skyline. The town is also home to number of bars, restaurants and cafes.

Hopton Heath train station is quite literally at the end of the garden! With routes available to Shrewsbury and Swansea, this couldn’t be in a more convenient place. Trains only stop at this little station by request only, so keep an eye out and give it a wave down!

Just 15 minutes away from our site is Knighton, a town filled with history. Knighton is a great place to explore and get lost in, with two National Trail’s – Offa’s Dyke Path and Glyndwr’s Way. With a number of long and short trail’s available, you can enjoy a short walk to take in the fresh air or gear up for a longer expedition.

The medieval town of Much Wenlock is the inspiration behind the modern Olympic Games and is the epitome of a typical English town. Much Wenlock is rich in history, with attractions including the Seven Valley Railway, Benthall Hall and Wenlock Priory all in close proximity. For adventurists, the Edge Adventure Activities is perfect with quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, high ropes and mountain boarding available. 

Just a 20 minute drive from us is the popular town of Ludlow. A medieval market town bursting with things to do and see, Ludlow is a must visit for Wood’n’Ribbon guests. From visiting the magnificent Ludlow Castle to walking the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there’s something there for everyone.

Bishop’s Castle is also less than 20 minutes’ drive away from us and is a haven for visitors who thrive on exploring picturesque locations that are rich in history. Visitors can get lost walking or cycling along unspoilt landscapes or spend the day learning more about the county’s development at special attractions, such as the Three Tuns Brewery, the oldest brewery in the UK.

Pubs and Restaurants

Just a short drive away is the Hundred House Country Inn, another beautiful and traditional pub. With a stunning garden that overlooks the countryside landscape, you can enjoy a refreshing drink in the great outdoors, or head inside to the cosy environment to escape during the colder weather. This is Adam and Rachels favourite local – you may spot them here relaxing and enjoying some food if you visit during your stay with us.

The Lion at Leintwardine is a quaint pub overlooking the River Teme. With outdoor seating area that overlooks the Welsh Marches, The Lion offers delicious meals, including a traditional Sunday roast, with all the trimmings. This is the perfect place for a date night – ask Adam or Rachel for their recommendations for food or drinks.

For award-winning dining, head to The Baron at Bucknell. With an a la carte menu featuring pub classics including their signature pizzas, and Sunday roasts bolstered by Yorkshire puddings they claim will rival your Grandma’s own (Adam and Rachel can vouch for this!); The Baron has a varied menu that is perfect for children and adults. Enjoy a nightcap with a wide range of gins and cocktails at the bar.

Just a short drive from Wood’n’Ribbon is Raza’s Pizza and Curry House, providing an eclectic menu of traditional Indian dishes and homemade pizzas. Raza’s was a previous winner of the Shropshire Curry Chef of the Year award, with eat-in and delivery options available – Adam and Rachel’s first choice for a takeaway!

Hundred House Inn, Purlsow, is only 2.8 miles away!

Cycling and Mountain Biking

Our location makes us the perfect place to visit or stay for avid cyclists. We overlook Hopton Woods, the home of mountain biking in Shropshire, that offers cyclists a plethora of trails from beginner to advanced. Hopton Wood has been a playground and somewhere that Adam and Rachel’s kids have grown up, enjoying cycling with Pearce Cycles.

The Woods are also a great place for woodland walks and picnics. Mortimer Forest and Bringewood is another location for mountain bike trails for experienced bikers. Eastridge Woods is a great for adrenaline junkies, with three downhill, unsurfaced trails that promise berms, mumps and steep descents.

The Great Escape Company

Just 3 miles from Wood’n’Ribbon is the Great Escape Company, home to the Black Hawk Zip line – one of the longest zip lines in the UK. Zip down while you take in the sights of South Shropshire from 1450ft above sea level!

The Great Escape is ideal for all ages with other activities including the Tiger Challenge Course, a low ropes adventure course, Treasure Hunts and Crate Stacking courses. Learn more about The Great Escape Company here.

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