Church Stretton’s ‘picture postcard’ setting in the Shropshire hills has long been the reason behind this pretty town being nicknamed “Little Switzerland”…and it’s easy to see why. Many of the houses almost cling to the hillsides and the mountains in minuature landscape is a magnet for outdoor activities.
Indeed, Church Stretton and its charming nearby villages do provide an excellent base for a variety of outdoor activities all year round. A holiday here is a wonderful option and activities include hiking, hill walking, archery, gliding, hang gliding, mountain biking – there’s even the second highest golf course in England.
Church Stretton is actually a ‘Walkers Are Welcome’ town and an abundance of excellent footpaths over the Long Mynd and the Stretton Hills including Caer Caradoc means walkers are spoilt for choice. The views from the the tops of the Long Mynd, the Stretton Hills and nearby Stiperstones are far reaching, with even the mountains of Snowdonia visible on a clear day. Carding Mill Valley provides a host of routes to the top, from the challenging climbs to the more leisurely routes, suitable for all the family.
Church Stretton itself is a busy market town with tea shops, antique shops and many traditional pubs serving great local ales.