This is walking country. Whether you want a half-hour stroll to Shelve Pool or a day’s ramble over the Devil’s Chair, Lower Farm is the ideal starting point.
We are on the route of the circular ‘Flenny Bank Walk‘, and on the BC-ring (we are near both section 4 &5). Just down the hill is the Mucklewick walk , and it’s possible to follow the Shropshire Way to Bishops Castle and catch the bus back. In addition we’re just a stroll or a few minutes’ drive from the Stiperstones ridge. Check out some recommended routes on our google maps, or Shropshire Walking website. New for 2017 is a butterfly walk on the Stiperstones. In South Shropshire you will be walking in ancient footsteps, by Iron Age hill forts, stone circles and drovers’ roads.
A short drive from Lower Farm, the Long Mynd and the Stretton Hills are a walker’s paradise, with many quiet footpaths through breathtaking scenery, and a good supply of friendly food-pubs.
The Shropshire Hills Shuttle is a bus service with walkers in mind – see http://www.shropshirehillsshuttles.co.uk/ You can find a Stiperstones Ridge walk or a circular walk or follow The Portway or The Kerry Ridgeway – really the options are unlimited!
Bishops Castle Walking Festival from 7 to 15 May 2016 has a great range of walks – led by locals, but book in advance. For 2016 they have produced a 13 Hills Challenge to be completed over 4 days for the adventurous.
There is a collection of walk books and maps for the use of visitors. You may also like to visit http://www.shropshirewalking.co.uk for a selection of local walks and tours.
There are a variety of local walking groups who welcome visitors – Worthen Walkers on the third Monday of each month have a gentle walk locally, Bishops Castle footpath walking group publish a programme of walks www.bishopscastle.co.uk/downloads/walking-group.doc
The Secret Hills walking company provide tailored guided walks in our area at a reasonable price – just ask and we can arrange for you to be professionally guided. Cost is about £8 per head per day and often in very small groups. See http://www.secrethillswalking.co.uk /
If exploring further afield then some good ideas for walking round the Wrekin can be found on the Wellington LA21 site