One of the best things about holidaying is finally having the time to spend on our favourite hobbies or activities. When it comes to finding things to do – whether you’re looking for something relaxed or adventurous – Orleton Rise Holiday Park has plenty to offer. You can take all of these activities at your own pace – it’s your holiday after all!
From easy strolls to more challenging trails, the Shropshire Hills has some of the best walking routes around. Popular routes include Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd (which can be started from Church Stretton), Mortimer Forest near Ludlow, and Bury Ditches north of Clun. Climb high into the hills or amble gently through the forests – and don’t forget your four-legged friends!
You hitched your bike to the back of your touring caravan or motorhome; now it’s time to pedal up and explore new routes! The Lady Halton Loop just outside Ludlow is a gentle 7-mile loop that’s ideal for those wanting to take in the scenery. Teme Valley, the Clee Hills, and Clun Forest all offer cycling that’s suitable for beginner levels, but equally, you can hit the hill climbs of the Long Mynd if you fancy a challenge.
Orleton Rise has its own 2-acre private fishing lake, but we know adventurous (or competitive!) anglers are always looking to catch something new. Shropshire Hills is home to several fisheries and river fishing spots, where you can catch salmon, trout, and barbel. Check with local regulations before you start – the best way to do this is with the Fishing Passport. Or speak to a member of the team to learn more about nearby spots.
Whether you’re seasoned in the saddle or just fancy sightseeing a bit differently, the Shropshire Hills has plenty of equestrian centres where you can ride out. From short, beginner trail rides lasting 30 minutes, to longer hacks through forests and across streams; horse riding in this landscape is a great way to see and be at one with nature.
For lovers of wildlife, you can’t get much better than our beautiful Shropshire countryside surroundings. This protected area is home to some of the UK’s rarest animals, including birds, insects, and mammals. Whether you’re hoping to see a specific species or happy spotting things as you go along, the whole area is rich in wildlife and has plenty of excellent places to see all kinds of wonderful creatures.
Indulging in local culture and events is always a holiday highlight. Luckily there are a few special events found in and around Shropshire that you won’t find anywhere else. If your holiday dates align, why not look to attend?
The Green Man Festival, Clun
Usually held over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, witness the Green Man and the Snow Queen battle in this colourful family festival that celebrates the arrival of spring.
Ludlow Food Festival
Held in the ruins of Ludlow Castle, this September event sees over 150 food and drink traders set up their stalls and showcase all sorts of delicious produce, much of it local.
Ledbury Poetry Festival
Words and creativity collide at this poetry festival held in Hereford during the summer time. See performances, talks, workshops and more at this literary delight.
For more information on things to do, see our News & Events.
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