With an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to its name, Shropshire is a county of beautiful scenery and fantastic walks
Situated on the England/Wales border, Shropshire is perfectly placed to be close enough for easy accessibility, but far enough away that it feels like a proper relaxing, tranquil break from the norm. The River Severn runs through the heart of the region, whilst the Shropshire Hills create an awe-inspiring and idyllic setting for long walks with your canine companion.
This beautiful area of the country has many stand out features; from the quaint hamlets and villages scattered around the region to the stunning architecture of the market towns, it’s a feast for the eyes. As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it would be mad to visit the county and not immerse yourself in the glorious surroundings of the Shropshire Hills. The tapestry of nature from emerald hills to deep valleys to wooded canopies create a remarkable environment, ideal for a thorough exploration for man, woman or dog. If the hills are too daunting a task though, why not start off small at Muxton, an area originally associated with mining, which is now home to Granville Country Park. With mainly flat tracks and a fishing pond that dogs can feel free to splash around in, it’s a peaceful yet playful trip to take.
Walks along the River Severn will allow you to take in a different side of Shropshire, flowing close to many villages, and almost wholly encapsulating the county town of Shrewsbury. The town itself is well worth a visit, with Tudor buildings housing many quirky, independent retailers selling a whole range of fares. An excursion to the magnificent Ludlow Castle is also highly recommended, particularly as they are dog-friendly (as long as your hound is kept on their lead).
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