Brief Encounters in Shropshire

Let us share with you these Brief Encounters with the quiet valleys, ancient villages and mysterious hills of this county.

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Brief Encounters is a collection of short walks, afternoon trips and whole days of discovery among the hidden gems of Shropshire's countryside.

Along Wenlock Edge, be lifted high above this county's green fields and glittering pastures where all around you are the distant folded hills.

Take a trip into the Tanat Valley where Shropshire's rolling countryside blends into the mountains of Wales.

Discover an ancient history of towns and people as you travel from Shrewsbury through Atcham to The Wrekin.

You can stretch your legs through Linley Beeches or delve into the myth and mystery of Mitchell's Fold.

Walk by the sparkling water on the Onny Trail, or around The Mere at Ellesmere.

Take time out in the cool silence of our woodlands at Badger Dingle and Chestnut Coppice, or let the quiet fluid motion of the narrow boats on Montgomery Canal soothe you.

Relax as the train from Craven Arms takes the strain when you venture out into the Shropshire Hills where The Long Mynd awaits your visit.

Be overtaken by the romance of steam on the Severn Valley Railway from Bridgnorth to Hapton Loade and a very special ferry.

In many of the far-discovered towns, villages and hamlets on the routes, you'll find a country pub or village inn with food and drink to tempt you. Unusual shops, traditional crafts, beautiful churches and narrow cobbled streets with black and white houses are all there to be found.

Your encounter with Shropshire's special places may be only brief this time but we hope you will come back for more.

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