Local Events

Paul Westall walks and navigation courses

I am a freelance Mountain Leader and member of the British Mountaineering Council. I arrange guided walks for groups and individuals on the Long Mynd Hills as well as delivering courses on navigational skills.

Contact me at longmyndeguide@gmail.com or 07711204211

Flattyres MTB


Over 90 Mountain Bike Route Guides, covering North Wales and the North West of England. With comprehensive route descriptions, maps, GPS logs, galleries and the occasional video. You’ll always be on the right track with good riding ahead.

For more details contact Colin Down
Email: flattyres@hotmail.com
Mob: 07832 964259
web https://flattyres-mtb.co.uk/

Sabrina boat excursions

A triple deck, modern passenger boat situated on the River Severn in Shrewsbury, capable of carrying 60 passengers in comfort with a retractable sides on the top deck.

Whether you are enjoying a relaxing boat trip during the day or embarking on an evening voyage, party, wedding reception or private event, you will receive an exemplary level of attention from the crew from the moment you step onboard

We look forward to welcoming you onboard Sabrina, Goddess of the River Severn.

Contact us at 01743 369741 or book on the web at https://sabrinaboat.co.uk/

Shrewsbury Mountaineering club

The SMC is a long established group of friends with a love for the mountains and the outdoors. We currently have around 100 members of all ages and abilities. We meet every Tuesday evening, all year round, for a short and sociable walk around the Shropshire Hills ending with a visit to a local country pub. The climbers also meet on Thursday evenings; outdoors in the summer and indoors in winter or when the weather is bad.

We also organise day walks in nearby mountain areas every month and regularly throughout the year we visit our club hut in Snowdonia. We also have weekend or longer trips to our favourite destinations such as the Lake District, Scotland, the Alps and Spain to name a few. Check out our latest bi-monthly newsletter to find out more about the SMC and for taste of our activities check out our events calendar.
for more details and the events calendar go to https://shrewsburymc.com/

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Meet our Mammoth, enjoy our exhibition and explore our 30 acre meadow!
We are based in the stunning Shropshire Hills, on the side of the A49 in Craven Arms. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, we are the perfect place to begin your exploration of the area.

EXPERIENCE the Shropshire Hills Through Time exhibition.

RELAX in our award winning café.

DISCOVER with our friendly team who are on hand to answer your questions and advise you on the best places to explore the area.

The Centre is open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm. contact telephone number 01588 676060

find us at https://www.shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk/

Shropshire Way 80K Festival 2023

Saturday 1st April 2023

For 2023, there is a choice of five events; the SW80K– 50 miles in 24 hours; the Mammothon– a full-distance trail marathon with a generous 12-hour time limit; the Half-Mammothon, 13 miles with a 6-hour limit, Tusker’s 10K, 6.5 miles in 4 hours and the brand-new “How Welsh Dare You Go?”, chose your own distance on the Heart of Wales Line Trail.

Checkpoint opening times are set to accommodate hardcore trail runners right through to steady walkers and the event will support everyone to be their best on the day.

Entry fees include free parking, great local food & drink throughout, first-aid services, a rescue vehicle, trackers for the three longer events, a certificate of achievement and an SW80K Festival memento. All events have a fun and friendly atmosphere and are enjoyed by everyone from the hardcore ultra-runners gunning for a course record to walkers just trying to complete within the time.

All the routes are hilly so don’t expect to smash your PB, but they will take you over some of the iconic Shropshire Hills summits and Iron-Age hillforts, along ancient drovers’ routes and through magnificent ancient woodland and delightful market towns. If you haven’t discovered this beautiful landscape yet, you’re in for a treat!

Our charity is all about local food, so we offer our runners Shropshire’s famous Fidget Pies, a beef stew served in a barn high in the hills, local cheeses and sausages as well as our delicious home-made Bara Brith. For SW80K’ers, there’s a breakfast at the end too! If you’re veggie or vegan, you needn’t worry- you will be served equally well whatever your dietary needs.

To enter, please go to https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=10164

If you would like some more information, please go to our website at www.shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk

Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd

Covering as much as 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres) of heather-covered hills with stunning views of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Welsh hills, this is an important place for wildlife, geology and archaeology.

There are paths for walking, cycling and horse riding, you can even drive to the top of the hill to take in the views. In Carding Mill Valley there are excellent visitor facilities including a tea-room, toilets and car parking.

In Carding Mill Valley you can play in the stream, watch birds from the hide, pond dip (wild swimming) and relax with a picnic; or you can simply use the Valley as your base for the day and head on up the hill for an adventure. You don’t have to venture far out of the Valley to find your own piece of solitude on the Long Mynd.

email cardingmill@nationaltrust.org.uk
telephone number 01694725000
for more information go to https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carding-mill-valley-and-the-long-mynd

Ironbridge World Heritage site

In 1986 the Ironbridge Gorge was one of the first locations to be designated as a World Heritage Site within the U.K. . This designation recognised the area’s unique and unrivalled contribution to the birth of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century; the impact of which is still felt across the world today.

It was the achievements of pioneering industrialists including Abraham Darby, William Reynolds and John Wilkinson that led to the Ironbridge Gorge becoming by the close of the 18th century the most technologically advanced area in the world.

The surviving built and natural environment with its museums, monuments and artefacts, including the world famous Iron Bridge of 1779, serve to remind us of the area’s unique contribution to the history and development of industrialised society.

For over 30 years, UNESCO has been working with countries across the world to identify World Heritage Sites and ensure their safe keeping and protection for future generations. World Heritage Sites are selected because of their “Outstanding Universal Value” as natural or cultural sites. They enrich our lives and illustrate the diversity of the planet and its inhabitants. They are ours to share, cherish and respect, and their disappearance would be an irreparable loss to humanity.

Visit us at https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/

Tel: 01952 433 424
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ironbridgegmt
Twitter: @ironbridgegmt
Email: tic@ironbridge.org.uk

Mercia Fell Runners

The aim of the club is to promote safe and sustainable fell running in and around the West Midlands.

check this page out for races in the local area https://merciafellrunners.org.uk/races/

visit the website for other information https://merciafellrunners.org.uk/

The Long Mynd Hike

The 2023 Longmynd Hike will take place over the weekend of 7th & 8th October.

The Longmynd Hike is a 50 mile competition hike open to anyone aged 18 or over, which takes place over the first weekend of October every year. The route follows a set figure-of-eight route over the rugged countryside of South Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, with about 8,000 feet of climbing covering eight summits. The start is at 13:00 hours on the Saturday from Church Stretton and the objective is to complete the course in under 24 hours. Church Stretton School is used as the hike HQ for the weekend and is where registration and kit check takes place, car parking is available and all hikers must report here first. The hike starts from a location to the East of the A49.
Safety: Suitable footwear must be worn, waterproofs and a specified amount (or more) of safety equipment must be carried, which is fully detailed in the rules. All checkpoints are linked by radio to the hike HQ at the school, first aid and rescue/sweep teams provide backup and transport is provided from retirement points back to the school for competiors who are unable to complete the route.

Contact the Long Mynd website for up-to-date details, map of the route and conditions at https://longmyndhike.org.uk/