Local Shropshire Area
As a health resort the Victorians called Church Stretton “little Switzerland” (without the wolves and avalanches) but with its alpine like hills and valleys its easy to see why. Church Stretton still retains its spa town feel with natural springs providing the source of Stretton Hills bottled water.
Church Stretton was the first town in Shropshire to be awarded the ‘Walkers Are Welcome’ status. Walkers Are Welcome towns are places which have something special to offer for walkers more than simply being a fantastic place to come and enjoy the great outdoors.
Above the town rises the Long Mynd, a popular walking area – ideal for exploring the Shropshire Hills. The town also holds its own annual Walking Festival in June.
Carding Mill Valley provides a more leisurely walk popular with visitors and a tea pavilion for that all important brew.
Events and Festivals
Church Stretton & South Shropshire Arts Festival takes place each year. The festivities result in the South Shropshire Hills literally becoming alive with the sound of music!