Shepherd Hut Guidebook

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Shepherd Hut Guidebook

Sightseeing

Ironbridge – otherwise known as the birth place of the Industrial revolution is the closest just 20 minutes from our Shepherd Hut A visit to the Ironbridge Gorge tells the story of the Darby family and how Abraham Darby I developed the production technique of smelting iron with coke and there began the great 18th century industrial revolution. There are 10 award-winning hands-on attractions to visit where you can a taste of what life was like back then. At Blist Hill Victorian town you can meet some almost real Victorians and visit their shops and cottages, explore the Victorian pharmacy, school, candle maker and post office see what a trip to the dentist would have been like. Enginuity is full of interactive exhibits, paint a tile at the Jackfield tile museum or visit the Darby family homes to see how the other half lived during the 18th & 19th centuries. Don’t forget to take a walk across the world-famous Ironbridge built in 1779 by Abraham Darby III and spans the river Severn.
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Ironbridge
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Ironbridge – otherwise known as the birth place of the Industrial revolution is the closest just 20 minutes from our Shepherd Hut A visit to the Ironbridge Gorge tells the story of the Darby family and how Abraham Darby I developed the production technique of smelting iron with coke and there began the great 18th century industrial revolution. There are 10 award-winning hands-on attractions to visit where you can a taste of what life was like back then. At Blist Hill Victorian town you can meet some almost real Victorians and visit their shops and cottages, explore the Victorian pharmacy, school, candle maker and post office see what a trip to the dentist would have been like. Enginuity is full of interactive exhibits, paint a tile at the Jackfield tile museum or visit the Darby family homes to see how the other half lived during the 18th & 19th centuries. Don’t forget to take a walk across the world-famous Ironbridge built in 1779 by Abraham Darby III and spans the river Severn.
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Just an hour’s drive away you will find one of the most remarkable achievements of the industrial revolution. You may want to hold your breath as you take a walk or canal boat ride across the UK’s longest & highest aqueduct. Pontcysyllte is a pioneering masterpiece of Thomas Telford and William Jessop. The eighteen arched stone and cast-iron structure carries the Llangollen canal across the river Dee, don’t forget your camera as you will want to capture the amazing views.
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Car park
298 New Rd
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Just an hour’s drive away you will find one of the most remarkable achievements of the industrial revolution. You may want to hold your breath as you take a walk or canal boat ride across the UK’s longest & highest aqueduct. Pontcysyllte is a pioneering masterpiece of Thomas Telford and William Jessop. The eighteen arched stone and cast-iron structure carries the Llangollen canal across the river Dee, don’t forget your camera as you will want to capture the amazing views.
10/07/2021 Newport Show Held at the stunning setting of Chetwynd deer park, Newport show has become recognised as Shropshire best one day event for its variety of attractions. With main ring entertainment, a food area with celebratory chefs and cooking demonstrations, crafts, live music, horticultural tents, livestock and much more there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Chetwynd Deer Park
10/07/2021 Newport Show Held at the stunning setting of Chetwynd deer park, Newport show has become recognised as Shropshire best one day event for its variety of attractions. With main ring entertainment, a food area with celebratory chefs and cooking demonstrations, crafts, live music, horticultural tents, livestock and much more there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway - The country’s oldest & steepest inland electric cliff railway has been transporting residents from Bridgnorth high & low town since 1892, fully accessible to someone with limited mobility. In Bridgnorth you can enjoy interesting shops, gardens, historic castle grounds, stunning views and a stroll along the River Severn.
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Bridgnorth Cliff Railway Bottom Station
6A Castle Terrace
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Bridgnorth Cliff Railway - The country’s oldest & steepest inland electric cliff railway has been transporting residents from Bridgnorth high & low town since 1892, fully accessible to someone with limited mobility. In Bridgnorth you can enjoy interesting shops, gardens, historic castle grounds, stunning views and a stroll along the River Severn.
Severn Valley Railway - Climb aboard one of the SVR heritage locomotives and enjoy the stunning 16 mile full size standard gauge railway line running from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster. Passengers can hop on & off to explore the six historic stations, also visitor centre, tea room, collection of full-sized locomotives, mail sorting room and miniature railway. Special events and experiences are available at various times throughout the season.
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Severn Valley Railway (Bridgnorth)
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Severn Valley Railway - Climb aboard one of the SVR heritage locomotives and enjoy the stunning 16 mile full size standard gauge railway line running from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster. Passengers can hop on & off to explore the six historic stations, also visitor centre, tea room, collection of full-sized locomotives, mail sorting room and miniature railway. Special events and experiences are available at various times throughout the season.
Rising above the Shropshire Plain to a height of 407 metres (1,335 feet) above sea level, it is a prominent and well-known landmark, signalling the entrance to Shropshire for travellers westbound on the M54 motorway.[2] The Wrekin is contained within the northern salient of the Shropshire Hills AONB. The hill is popular with walkers and tourists and offers good views of Shropshire. It can be seen well into Staffordshire and the Black Country, and even as far as the Beetham Tower in Manchester, Winter Hill in Lancashire and Cleeve Hill in Gloucestershire.
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The Wrekin
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Rising above the Shropshire Plain to a height of 407 metres (1,335 feet) above sea level, it is a prominent and well-known landmark, signalling the entrance to Shropshire for travellers westbound on the M54 motorway.[2] The Wrekin is contained within the northern salient of the Shropshire Hills AONB. The hill is popular with walkers and tourists and offers good views of Shropshire. It can be seen well into Staffordshire and the Black Country, and even as far as the Beetham Tower in Manchester, Winter Hill in Lancashire and Cleeve Hill in Gloucestershire.

City/town information

The birth place of Charles Darwin, a beautiful town with lots of historical places to visit as well as lots of independent shops, cafes & restaurants. Explore the Narrow streets and Tudor buildings, visit the Castle or Abbey two of Shrewsbury's oldest landmarks or take a boat trip down the river Severn. Relax with a picnic in the quarry where you can walk along the River Severn or visit the formal gardens created by Percy Thrower.
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Shrewsbury
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The birth place of Charles Darwin, a beautiful town with lots of historical places to visit as well as lots of independent shops, cafes & restaurants. Explore the Narrow streets and Tudor buildings, visit the Castle or Abbey two of Shrewsbury's oldest landmarks or take a boat trip down the river Severn. Relax with a picnic in the quarry where you can walk along the River Severn or visit the formal gardens created by Percy Thrower.
A small Market town just 5 miles from our Shepherd Hut, Newport has an excellent selection of independent shops, café’s, and tea rooms many of which are set in the towns beautiful historic building. There is an indoor market on a Friday & Saturday. Lovely canal walks and free parking.
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Newport
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A small Market town just 5 miles from our Shepherd Hut, Newport has an excellent selection of independent shops, café’s, and tea rooms many of which are set in the towns beautiful historic building. There is an indoor market on a Friday & Saturday. Lovely canal walks and free parking.

Great place and lots to see

RAF Museum Cosford - Award winning RAF Cosford houses one of the largestv aviation collections in the UK and also includes the national cold war exhibition. Cosford is the only place in the UK where you can see Britain’s V Bombers: the Vulcan, Victor and Valiant. Free entry and a brilliant day out for all to explore, packed with hands on activities and lots of stories of the RAF servicemen and women who have helped shape the world we live in today.
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Royal Air Force Museum
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RAF Museum Cosford - Award winning RAF Cosford houses one of the largestv aviation collections in the UK and also includes the national cold war exhibition. Cosford is the only place in the UK where you can see Britain’s V Bombers: the Vulcan, Victor and Valiant. Free entry and a brilliant day out for all to explore, packed with hands on activities and lots of stories of the RAF servicemen and women who have helped shape the world we live in today.

Food scene

By the side of the Shropshire Union Canal and only 10 minutes from our Shepherd Hut, The Wharf is a family owned pub serving traditional home cooked meals, children’s menu & large seating area but booking is essential 01630 661226. Children’s play area and tow path walks.
The Wharf Tavern
By the side of the Shropshire Union Canal and only 10 minutes from our Shepherd Hut, The Wharf is a family owned pub serving traditional home cooked meals, children’s menu & large seating area but booking is essential 01630 661226. Children’s play area and tow path walks.
Just 4 miles from Ellerton, The Lamb is a large village put with extensive garden area including a children’s play area. Seasonal menu offering a good choice of family favourites & children’s menu. Take-a-way also available. Large car park.
Lamb Inn
29 Shrewsbury Road
Just 4 miles from Ellerton, The Lamb is a large village put with extensive garden area including a children’s play area. Seasonal menu offering a good choice of family favourites & children’s menu. Take-a-way also available. Large car park.
Traditional village pub in the village of Tibberton just 4 miles from our Shepherd Hut, serving a selection of reasonably priced meals. Booking is essential.
Sutherland Arms
Traditional village pub in the village of Tibberton just 4 miles from our Shepherd Hut, serving a selection of reasonably priced meals. Booking is essential.
Just on the outskirts of Newport The Fox is a lovely big Edwardian-style pub serving a great selection of classic British dishes complemented by more exotic influences from other parts of the world, it gets very busy and booking is essential, great for a more grown up meal.
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The Fox
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Just on the outskirts of Newport The Fox is a lovely big Edwardian-style pub serving a great selection of classic British dishes complemented by more exotic influences from other parts of the world, it gets very busy and booking is essential, great for a more grown up meal.
A Joules pub in Newport, modern spit & sawdust surroundings serving honest, fresh and homemade food, small beer garden to the rear. Not ideal for small children.
The New Inn
2 Stafford Rd
A Joules pub in Newport, modern spit & sawdust surroundings serving honest, fresh and homemade food, small beer garden to the rear. Not ideal for small children.
A family run business int the village of Norton-in-Hales just 15 minutes from Ellerton near to Market Drayton. The Hinds Head boasts a stunning restaurant atmosphere with the characteristics of a traditional village pub.
The Hinds Head
A family run business int the village of Norton-in-Hales just 15 minutes from Ellerton near to Market Drayton. The Hinds Head boasts a stunning restaurant atmosphere with the characteristics of a traditional village pub.
On the side of the Shropshire Union Canal, children menu, large beer garden good menu choice, carvery available at certain times and lovely canalside walks.
Norbury Junction
On the side of the Shropshire Union Canal, children menu, large beer garden good menu choice, carvery available at certain times and lovely canalside walks.
Regularly changing seasonal menus with food served in either the dining area, bar or garden/patio area. Also Sunday menu and daily changing specials board, on the side of the road but with a car park to the rear, approx. 20 minutes from the Shepherd Hut.
The Cock Inn
Regularly changing seasonal menus with food served in either the dining area, bar or garden/patio area. Also Sunday menu and daily changing specials board, on the side of the road but with a car park to the rear, approx. 20 minutes from the Shepherd Hut.
approx. 20 minutes from Our Shepherd hut in Ellerton you will find the Fox & Hounds a Gastro pub with a good menu selection & specials board, it has a large dining area and beer garden.
The Fox and Hounds
approx. 20 minutes from Our Shepherd hut in Ellerton you will find the Fox & Hounds a Gastro pub with a good menu selection & specials board, it has a large dining area and beer garden.
Just 2.5 miles from the Shepherd Hut, Goldstone Hall offers a fine dining experience and a great place to go to celebrate a special occasion, a large kitchen garden contributes to the flavourful dishes served for either lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.
Goldstone Hall Hotel
Just 2.5 miles from the Shepherd Hut, Goldstone Hall offers a fine dining experience and a great place to go to celebrate a special occasion, a large kitchen garden contributes to the flavourful dishes served for either lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.
set within the walls of the Weston Park 1000 acres estate of rolling parkland, woodland and gardens, seasonal menus are produced using the finest produce including fruit from our Orchards and vegetables from the Walled Garden. At the top floor of the granary is an art gallery.
Granary Brasserie
set within the walls of the Weston Park 1000 acres estate of rolling parkland, woodland and gardens, seasonal menus are produced using the finest produce including fruit from our Orchards and vegetables from the Walled Garden. At the top floor of the granary is an art gallery.
A highly recommended takeaway serving not just fish & chips but a variety of restaurant favourites including pizzas, burgers, chicken, kebabs, jacket potatoes, lots of car parking, eat in also available.
Newcott Fish & Chips
A41 Chester Road
A highly recommended takeaway serving not just fish & chips but a variety of restaurant favourites including pizzas, burgers, chicken, kebabs, jacket potatoes, lots of car parking, eat in also available.
Eat in or take out situated on the industrial estate on the A41 next to Lidl.
McDonald's SHROPSHIRE NEWPORT RETAIL PARK
Eat in or take out situated on the industrial estate on the A41 next to Lidl.

Activity

Telford Equestrian Centre offers riding lessons. Walkabouts, group lessons and hacking and trekking on a range of horses and ponies.
Telford Equestrian Centre
Telford Equestrian Centre offers riding lessons. Walkabouts, group lessons and hacking and trekking on a range of horses and ponies.
Market Drayton) here you can sign up for a fun day and enjoy everything horsey or book a lesson, both indoor & outdoor arenas are available.
Freshfields Equestrian Centre
6 Longford
Market Drayton) here you can sign up for a fun day and enjoy everything horsey or book a lesson, both indoor & outdoor arenas are available.
The Edge Adventure Activity Centre is located in Much Wenlock and has Segway, junior quad biking, mountain boarding, sniper shooting, clay pigeon, archery, Jacobs Ladder and zip wire.
The Edge Adventure Activities Ltd
The Edge Adventure Activity Centre is located in Much Wenlock and has Segway, junior quad biking, mountain boarding, sniper shooting, clay pigeon, archery, Jacobs Ladder and zip wire.
Go-Ape at Cannock chase is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the tree to tree challenging course gives you breath taking views and lots of zip wires, also Segway axe throwing, nets adventure as well as miles of walking and cycling routes.
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Go Ape Cannock
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Go-Ape at Cannock chase is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the tree to tree challenging course gives you breath taking views and lots of zip wires, also Segway axe throwing, nets adventure as well as miles of walking and cycling routes.
West Midland shooting ground offers a large selection of stands with over 200 clay pigeon traps all set amongst beautifully maintained paths, a selection of packages are available for all abilities as well as personal tuition, gun room & café.
West Midlands Shooting Ground
West Midland shooting ground offers a large selection of stands with over 200 clay pigeon traps all set amongst beautifully maintained paths, a selection of packages are available for all abilities as well as personal tuition, gun room & café.
Oakedge shooting ground (Stafford) A beautiful & challenging place to shoot, clay pigeon shooting tuition for all levels with private group lessons and shooting experience packages.
Oakedge Shooting Ground
Oakedge shooting ground (Stafford) A beautiful & challenging place to shoot, clay pigeon shooting tuition for all levels with private group lessons and shooting experience packages.

Golf

Market Drayton Golf Club has an 18-hole parkland layout and is a hugely enjoyable course to play no matter your handicap or expectation level.
Market Drayton Golf Club
Market Drayton Golf Club has an 18-hole parkland layout and is a hugely enjoyable course to play no matter your handicap or expectation level.
Hawkstone Park Golf Club has two of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the West Midlands and a 6-hole academy course all set int a heritage grade I landscape, just below the 18th century follies.
Hawkstone Park Golf Club
Hawkstone Park Golf Club has two of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the West Midlands and a 6-hole academy course all set int a heritage grade I landscape, just below the 18th century follies.
Aqualate Golf Club a 9-hole golf course specialising in beginner and improver golf as well as a driving range.
Aqualate Golf Club
Aqualate Golf Club a 9-hole golf course specialising in beginner and improver golf as well as a driving range.
Lilleshall Hall Golf Club sits in 165 acres of land adjacent to Lilleshall Hall and has an 18-hole relatively flat course making it easy walking.
Lilleshall Hall Golf Club
Lilleshall Hall Golf Club sits in 165 acres of land adjacent to Lilleshall Hall and has an 18-hole relatively flat course making it easy walking.

Fishing

Howle Pool – a spring fed 3-acre pool just 2 miles from the Shepherd Hut most noted for carp, day tickets available.
Howle Pool
Howle Pool – a spring fed 3-acre pool just 2 miles from the Shepherd Hut most noted for carp, day tickets available.
Loynton Trout Fishery – has three spring fed lakes stocked with some of the biggest trout in the country, also onsite café and fly fishing lessons.
LoyntonTrout Fishery
Loynton Trout Fishery – has three spring fed lakes stocked with some of the biggest trout in the country, also onsite café and fly fishing lessons.
Baden Hall Fisheries offers a variety of waters in 11 individual pools and an onsite tackle shop.
Baden Hall Fishery
Baden Hall Fisheries offers a variety of waters in 11 individual pools and an onsite tackle shop.
Tern Fisheries has three carp fishing pools near to Market Drayton, day tickets available.
Tern Fisheries Ltd
Tern Fisheries has three carp fishing pools near to Market Drayton, day tickets available.
Colehurst Lake has two spring fed lakes stocked with carp, perch & roach, just outside Market Drayton.
Colehurst Lake
Colehurst Lake has two spring fed lakes stocked with carp, perch & roach, just outside Market Drayton.