Clun Valley Lodges lies in the heart of the Clun Valley in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the border of Wales, in an area known as The Marches. The park consists of just 10 holiday lodges selectively positioned bordering the River Clun in the lovely rolling Shropshire countryside. Superbly peaceful away from roads and traffic noise yet conveniently within a 5 minute walk of Clunton village, where you can enjoy a drink or meal at the local pub . The village's outstanding landmark is Bury Ditches, an Iron Age earthwork which covers a site at the summit, from which unrivalled views can be enjoyed.
This unspoilt part of Britain has an abundance of wildlife and the park offers direct access to beautiful unhindered walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding. The Clun and Kerry Forests, Offa's Dyke, Kerry Ridgeway and the Jack Mytton Way are all close by. The river Clun is one of the only rivers in the country to still have fresh water mussels. There are brown trout and grayling in the river which can be seen by those patient enough as they are quite shy as are the Kingfishers, dippers and otters which may be spotted from the deck of your lodge. There are deer in the surrounding woodlands and forests and the area is also excellent for bird-watching.
Just along the valley is the very pretty Clun Village with its’ 11th Century Norman castle ruin. Here you will be able to buy any provisions you need in the 2 or 3 small shops, as well as a post office, tea room and 2 pubs. 12 miles away in Ludlow, in the shadow of the towns’ 900 year old castle, regular street markets are held and there are several top restaurants.
Other places to visit include the delightful Church Stretton (known as Little Switzerland) at the foot of the Long Mynd where you will also find the Cardingmill Valley, Bishop’s Castle, the historic town of Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock where you will find the beautiful Wenlock Edge, and which was also birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. The charming Cathedral City of Hereford is also within easy driving distance.
Enjoy trips to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - as seen on TV, or the Severn Valley Steam Railway, as well as the outstanding 13th Century Stokesay Castle, Wroxeter Roman City and the Ironbridge Gorge with its 10 museums and interesting history, National Trust properties such as Berrington Hall, Wilderhope Manor, Powis Castle and Garden, and Attingham Park.
Clun Valley Lodges is not just a relaxing, comfortable and beautiful holiday destination or short break but also perfectly placed for touring Shropshire, Herefordshire and indeed Mid-Wales.