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Places to Visit

There is a lot to see and do near by, having only been here a year, we haven’t really scratched the surface but castles, country estates, glorious gardens, bustling market towns and tranquil parks and woodlands are all just a short distance away.  I have listed and linked some of them here for you so you plan your visit.

 

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Food & Eating Out

We are lucky to be in an area with a vast choice of places to eat out and also a great culture of good local produce. Ludlow is famed for its Food Fayres and independent shops and even in Tenbury we have a great Deli, greengrocer, butcher and fish shop.  Not on mention a great choice of cider producers too, this is Orchard country after all. There re plenty of options for picking up some nice nibble to eat on the deck while the hot tub warms.

When it comes to eating out, our closest options are The Fountain Inn on Oldwood Road. It is in walking distance, about 20 minutes away if you walk. Its standard pub food and big portions! https://www.thefountainoldwood.co.uk/ And a very short walk away is Cadmore Lakeside Hotel. They offer lunches and dinners, Sunday dinners overlooking the lake, but do check if they are open as it has been sporadic although they have just redecorated the restaurant. https://www.cadmorelakeside.co.uk/

The Kings Head in Tenbury offers great Thai food. You can walk, but its about 40 minutes and along the road.  https://www.thekingsheadtw.com/

Tenbury has a good fish and chip shop, Pizza takeaway, Chinese (in “The Ship”) and India takeaways (we use Bahar) Pukka Pizza will deliver here for £5. There is also plenty of café options, The Spotty Dog Café, Rocco and Tabs Tea Room. If you want a take out breakfast bap or lunchtime butty Mikes is ideal for takeaway.

There are plenty of pubs to choose from too. The Pembroke, The Bridge, The Crow (no food) The Vaults (bit more local drinking place)

Further afield we have heard very good things about The Baiting House. The Salway Arms and Peacock Inn are both a short drive and well reviewed. And if you travel a bit further there are plenty or eateries from cafes to Michelin starred places in  and around Ludlow.

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Walking

We are lucky to have walks right from our doorstep, perfect if you want a quiet pre dinner stroll, or just a walk to the pub! You will find some routes printed off and some guides in the hut, you can see brooks, orchards, woodland and open farmland without getting in the car. But if you fancy something more strenuous, or to take in some iconic views there is plenty to offer as well.

Looming in the background behind The Commander’s Caravan are the Clee Hills, with the mighty Brown Clee Hill being the highest point in Shropshire. A quick 15 minutes in the car will take you close to the top where you can see stunning views and start some walks. Another great Shropshire walk is of course the famous Long Mynd, slightly further, its about a 45 minute drive away, details of it are here. Another option for those of you who like fossils is a trip to Wenlock Edge, look at the path as you go to find fossils in the limestone, we did!

If woodlands are more your thing, then Mortimer Forest and the Wyre Forest are both in easy reach, or the wood at Queenswood Country Park would also tick that box. From the door step you can walk around Haws Hill which is mostly wooded and has bluebells in spring.

You can walk to Tenbury for a stroll, it takes about 45 minutes. Closer still you can walk to The Fountain Pub about 25 minutes away or to Cadmore Lakeside Hotel, just 10 minutes away.

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Activities

If  you fancy something a bit faster paced than just exploring the countryside on foot, then there are other options not too far away. 

If you fancy taking to the water either in a canoe or paddleboard, have a look at Hire a Canoe. Their Bewdley location is the closest  too us and a perfect spot to explore.

If you fancy a bit of mountain biking then there is a trail at the Wyre Forest, either take your own bikes or hire some (you can keep bikes undercover in our barn when you stay if you like) There are plenty of cycling trailers around too, if you fancy one that takes in some cider tasting too have a look at this trail around Pembridge.

Also in the Wyre Forest you have Go Ape if you fancy the tree top assault course. 

Horse riding is available at Noaks Farm in Bredenbury (30 minutes drive) and Grafton Farm in Bockleton, just 10 minutes away.