The Plough Inn is ideally located for walkers being the starting point of a number of walks within the area, typically the Rushbury loop, encompassing much of the old railway line & bridleways passing through Wenlock, Jack Mytton Way, Springfield, Stars Coppice, Lilywood, and Rushbury and back to The Plough.
Within 5 miles from The Plough Inn is the ever striking Long Mynd & Carding Mill Valley - Little Switzerland encompassing fantastic scenery and walking.
Don't forget that The Plough Inn is dog friendly, so you can both come in for a well-deserved drink after your walk and if you have worked up an appetite try one of our 'Walker's Special' Soup & Ploughman’s Platter.
Below are some useful links on walks within the area.
Cardingmill Valley lies 15 minutes walk from Church Stretton and nestles under the Long Mynd hills. It is a favourite place for picnics and walks and has stunning views. There is a cafe where you can revive if you prefer and a stream to paddle in if the weather is good. There is a route up to the top of the Long Mynd from here.
The Wenlock Walks are five short circular walks which start at the clock tower in Much Wenlock square, opposite the Guildhall and the museum. None of them are more than 5km, and each one can be walked in two hours or less.
Each walk takes you out of the town and into our glorious countryside.
The Long Mynd is a heath and moorland plateau that forms part of the Shropshire Hills. The hills, which have been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lie between the Stiperstones range to the west and the Stretton Hills and Wenlock Edge to the east. Much of it is owned and managed by the National Trust.