Two favourite summer activities; cycling and canoeing, in one short break. The River Wye is an ideal destination for this holiday; easy cycling near the River and then just the right mix of shallow rapids and smooth water when canoeing… with a lunch stop at picturesque Hay on Wye. Find out more about cycling and canoeing holidays from our website
The best time to come on The Mortimer Trail Walking holiday is in Spring and Autumn – so now is the perfect time to book your holiday. You will be guaranteed a great #walking holiday and fantastic food at The Stagg, the Riverside and in #Gourmet #Ludlow. The walking holidays range from 2 – 5 days. See photos of the #MortimerTrail and details of the walking route.
It might be windy, it might be cold… but the Mortimer Trail – a 30 mile #walkingtrail from the Welsh border to #Ludlow, is magical at any time of the year – the #MortimerTrail makes a perfect short #walkingholiday break with great places to stay each night.
We re-walked the stretch from Ludlow to Croft Castle last autumn and found lots more than great views ….
lots of moss and lichen on these old sunken pathways
Great views of the Clee Hills and contented sheep (even when we disturbed a herd of deer, who literally jumped over the the sheep)
Old farmyard machinery (some still in use)
And fabulous views from Croft Ambrey Hill fort looking towards the Radnorshire hills
so come a try a Mortimer Trail Walking holiday in the Spring or Autumn (see the photo below on another walking day in the sunshine)
June and July are the perfect times to explore #English #Gardens on our Herefordshire Gardens Cycle tour. During this time lots of gardens open up under the National Garden Scheme (#NGS) to raise money for charity. Find out about the gardens open in Herefordshire and come on a #cyclingholiday
Episode 50 Series 17 Broadcast 16 May 2017 – Shropshire
Cycling in Shropshire – Chris Dartnell
We were really pleased to be asked by the BBC to be the local “cycling expert” on their programme Escape to the Country. Our task was to show an active family who wanted to move to Shropshire, all the great cycling in the county. Its the reason why we moved here to set up our cycling holiday business; quiet traffic free lanes, great scenery, and great food.
BBC Escape to the Country filming at Wheely Wonderful Cycling
BBC Escape to the Country wiring Chris Dartnell for sound (he’s thinking what to say)
“The Quietest cycle tour under the Sun”
We spent a whole day filming last summer … at our base Petchfield Farm and along the route of our most popular cycling holiday “The Quietest Cycle Tour under the Sun. We filmed at Burrington Bridge, Hopton Castle, Clun and Clun Valley and Ludlow. The clips shown on the Escape to the Country programme, broadcast for the first time yesterday (16 May 2017). Great views, great cycling, castles and they even managed to fit in tea & cake at the Green Cafe in Ludlow. all the best elements of our cycling holiday. You can watch it on i-player and it will be repeated in future.
clun – the Quietest Place under the sun
Cycling in shropshire’s clun Valley
Alistair Appleton and Jules Hudson
Were filming in different parts of the Shropshire whilst we were filming the cycling. We thought that the programme was to be broadcast with Jules Hudson having a go at Blacksmithing at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm (so we have lots of photos of this) but actually – the programme went out with Alistair Appleton inspecting the new biomass boiler at Attingham Park. Both places can be visited on our Shropshire Castles Cycling holiday.
Alistair Appleton at Attingham Park
Jules Hudson at Acton Scott Victorian Farm – blacksmithing
Jules Hudson at Acton Scott Victorian Farm
The Shropshire cycling film crew enjoying tea at Ludlow’s Green Cafe