Welcome to Church Stretton, the Long Mynd and the Shropshire Hills


Scroll all the way down to see information on places to eat, drink or stay and other services of interest to visiting runners, their clubs and families:



High Sports

is a specialist independent retailer of quality outdoor gear for climbers and hill runners.  Originator of the Breidden Hills Race. Orders delivered to Relays race day. Visit the shop in Shrewsbury (Wyle Cop) or the web site at



Secret Hills Walking

Guided walking holidays - crafted by walkers for walkers. We offer a range of specialist holidays from Shropshire to Slovenia including ‘Strolling and Exploring’ and ‘Social Walking for Singles’.  www.secrethillswalking.co.uk

Wheely Wonderful Cycling Holidays

Come back again & explore Shropshire and the Welsh borderlands by bike.  From "Family Farmhouse' cycle tours,  'Cycling & Canoeing" holidays to our "Mid Wales Cycling Challenge", we have great bikes, fantastic route guides and excellent accommodation.  We look forward to welcoming you to the area.

The Ragleth Inn

welcomes runners and walkers with local food and beers.

The pub is a long time supporter of Shropshire hill running and is host to the Callow Race and the Ragleth Inn Race. 

Ludlow Road, Little Stretton. SY6 6RB


The Outdoor Depot

Shop 1 Sandford Court, Sandford Avenue, Church Stretton, SY6 6BW
*Free Custom Boot Fitting *Outdoor Technical Clothing *Walking and Travel Accessories *Camping Essentials

01694 724293

E: sales@theoutdoordepot.co.uk

Victoria House

Close to both the local amenities and the surrounding Shropshire Hills, award-winning Victoria House is a charming Victorian townhouse offering comfortable and affordable bed and breakfast in the centre of Church Stretton. Rated four-star by VisitEngland with a Silver Award for the high standard of its accommodation. www.bedandbreakfast-shropshire.co.uk

Jemima’s Kitchen

Open Thursday to Sunday, Jemima’s Kitchen at Victoria House offers a variety of food and beverages, including award-winning full English breakfasts. Freshly baked scones and homemade cakes are on offer throughout the day. Light lunches, including soups, baguettes and sandwiches, are served from midday onwards. Specialist leaf tea. Italian coffee. Soft drinks, wine by the glass and Hobsons’ beer also available.

All Stretton Bunkhouse

Sleeping up to 10 people.  Three rooms; two sleep four and one sleeps two. Full self catering facilities; shower; two toilets and underfloor heating.  Local pub 10 minutes down the track.  Church Stretton 1.5 miles. For details, call Mike or Frankie  01694-722593 or go to


Affcot Lodge

Information pending


Open for breakfast, snacks, hot and cold meals all day, cream teas.  Home-made and freshly-prepared food using local suppliers and free-range/natural products.

In The Square opposite Rectory Field,
fully licensed, courtyard.  Extended hours to 22.00 Friday, 08.00 – 22.00
Saturday, 08.00 – 17.00 Sunday

01694-724452; www.berryscoffeehouse.co.uk

The Castle Hotel

Market Square, Bishop's Castle, SY9 5BN
Georgian Coaching Inn in one of Shropshire’s prettiest towns, with lovely gardens, countryside views and no passing traffic. Eight pretty en-suite bedrooms, three bars and restaurant serving great value modern British food.  www.thecastlehotelbishopscastle.co.uk

Lower Buckton Country House

Rural retreat off the beaten track offering extremely comfortable beds, award-winning breakfasts and delicious dinners specialising totally in local seasonal food. Also on site: Shepherd's Hut in tranquil spot beside the mill stream and we have a one bedroom cottage in Ludlow. www.lowerbuckton.co.uk

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Broome Park Farm Bed & Breakfast

is part of a family run farm producing beef, lamb and arable crops. We are located in open countryside on the edge of the small Shropshire town of Cleobury Mortimer, famous for the crooked steeple of St. Mary's Church. Contact: Catherine Evans 01299 270647


Tudor Cottage

A 3 bedroom holiday cottage in the midst of Bishops Castle with spacious living areas and a beautiful private garden which has views across the town and to the hills beyond. Sleeps 5 with two double bedrooms and one downstairs single.  Weekend breaks also available.
Contact: Rachael Kennedy 01588 680203


The White Horse Inn

A traditional pub in the small town of Clun, set within the beautiful Shropshire Hills. We serve a wide selection of local real ales and a varied menu of home cooked food in a convivial atmosphere. Lunch and evening meals are served in the bar and dining room everyday. We have four bed and breakfast rooms and provide free wi-fi Internet access. Contact: Jack Limond  01588 640305   www.whi-clun.co.uk/

Highgrove Barns Holiday Cottages

The Byre (sleeps 2 + cot + toddler) looks out over the whole twenty mile length of Wenlock Edge.

The Dairy (sleeps 2 + cot) looks out over the former farmyard to Stokesay, Whitcliffe and Mortimer Forest.

Highgrove Farm, Long Lane, Sibdon Carwood, SY7 8DU Tel: 01588 673113

Hesterworth Holidays

Caring family owners offer self catering and bed & breakfast accommodation in this beautiful part of South Shropshire.
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the tiny village of Hopesay lies nestled in the South Shropshire hills.

Contact: Sheila and Roger Davies
Hesterworth, Hopesay, SY7 8EX

Tel: 01588 660487

Castle View B&B

Large comfortable Victorian stonehouse in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Stokesay castle and Shropshire Way.
I serve local bacon, sausages, eggs, bread, apple juice and organic smoked salmon. Contact: Joyce Cook Stokesay, Craven Arms, SY7 9AL  Tel: 01588 673712  www.castleviewstokesay.co.uk

Long Mountain Centre

Self catering Log Cabin Holidays in the heart of the Shropshire hills & close to the Welsh border

Contact Jackie Bunners - 01743 891274   Why not give me a ring to check availability special offers and prices. We also offer pony trekking for guests or visitors. www.logcabinslongmountaincentre.co.uk/

The Ludlow Holiday Cottage

Discover Ludlow and stay in style. The Ludlow Holiday Cottage is a newly built 'green' cottage; it is both traditional and contemporary in style and sleeps two comfortably.

Short breaks throughout the year.
Contact: The Ludlow Holiday Cottage, 33 Julian Road, Ludlow,SY8 1HA
Tel: 07968 215856

The Old Farmhouse

300 year old stone farmhouse overlooking the beautiful Clun Valley.  The Old Farmhouse offers accommodation for parties of up to 8 people.  We are 'pet friendly' and there is no extra charge for bringing your canine friends with you.
Contact: Helen Vaughan, Woodside, Clun, SY7 0JB Tel: 01588 640 695

Much More Books Ltd

Family run second hand bookshop. 50,000 books to suit all tastes and ages.
Customers are welcome to browse for as long as they wish. We look small from the front, but we go along way back!

6 High Street, Much Wenlock, TF13 6AA

Tel: 01952 727992


Maltings Tea Rooms , Clun

A delightful traditional tearoom,  situated on the High Street. Our cakes and scones are all homemade using locally produced ingredients. We also serve  breakfasts, morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon tea. Gluten Free and Vegetarian choices always available.  Free wi-fi access. 

Open: Mon to Fri 08.00am - 5.00pm

Sat & Sun 8.30am - 5.30pm

Contact Carys on 01588 640539.  www.caryscakes.com

Mocktree Barns Holiday Cottages

Accomodation to suit from 1 to 6 people in the comfort of award winning country cottages within easy reach of Ludlow and the Shropshire Hills. Pets and children are welcome. Short breaks from three nights minimum. Contact Clive and Cynthia Prior, Mocktree Barns, Leintwardine, SY7 0LY
01547 540441
E: mocktreebarns@care4free.net

Hope Park Farm Holiday Cottages

Two delightful cottages in spectacular, peaceful location within easy reach of Long Mynd, Stiperstones, Church Stretton. Cyclists, walkers, singles, families and pets all welcome.
Secure cycle storage. Sleep up to 8 people. Short breaks available.
Contact Jo Longstaff  on 07905 636569 or email


The Bucks Head

Situated in the centre of Church Stretton, traditional pub with real ales, good food and 4 star accommadation. Large garden partly covered and heated, children welcome and children's menu available, open all day, food srever 12pm-2.30pm & 6pm-9pm


Shropshire Camping Pods


6 Beautiful Heated Camping Pods & 30 Pitch Camp Site set in the grounds of The Station Inn, Marshbrook. We have everything you need here, modern washing and toilet facilities, shops, a mountain bike and outdoor centre with plenty of car parking plus our Pub. The pub has a full and extensive menu also and we understand the needs of the outdoor athlete! Book with us before its to late!! Marshbrook, Church Stretton. Shropshire. SY6 6QE 01694 781515


The Station Inn

A gorgeous Pub/Cafe/Restaurant we offer a great destination especially at weekends and for staying in the local area. We are home to Shropshire Camping & Pods so not only are we open all weekend for food and drink you can stay onsite either in your tent or in one of our Pods.  Why not stay for the whole weekend.  All the family are welcome. Marshbrook, Church Stretton. Shropshire. SY6 6QE 01694 781208


Shropshire Outdoor Clothing


Fully stocked outdoor shop with clothing, walking, running and camping gear from some big brands. We have energy supplements for some extra conditioning fuel for your preparation and some advice on what to take on board. And dont worry about being caught short if you have forgotten anything we stock kit and are equipped to look after any need you may have.

Marshbrook, Shropshire. SY6 6QE 01694 781515  


Longmynd Hotel

Church Stretton SY6 6AG
The hotel enjoys stunning views over Church Stretton & the surrounding countryside & has 50 en suite bedrooms. The restaurant & bar serves excellent food, sourced locally whenever possible & facilities include heated outdoor pool, pitch & putt course & sauna.  The hotel is a free Wi-fi hotspot.
Tel. No: 01694 722244.

Longmynd Lodges

Church Stretton SY6 6AG
One and two bedroom lodges situated in the grounds of the Longmynd Hotel in a beautiful woodland setting.  Visitors are welcome to use the hotel’s facilities.  Dogs welcome. Weekend & midweek breaks available from £175.00.
Tel. No: 01694 722244. www.longmynd.co.uk




Burway Books

Church Stretton’s award winning independent book shop. Browse in relaxed surroundings: we have a huge selection of maps (local, national and international), walking guides, and over 6,000 books including a comprehensive local section.
Sherratt House, 18 Beaumont Road, Church Stretton, SY6 6BN
Tel: 01694-723388 


Acorn Wholefood


Acorn Wholefood Cafe

Come to the Acorn for real home made tatses- for inspired recipes - for careful selection of ingredients that enhance your appetite but won't damage your digestive system.
Many dishes are geared to specilaist diets and tastes with gluten free, sugar free, wheat free and vegan tastes catered for.

Popular with the local fell running commmunity
Seek us out at 26 Sandford Avenue, Church Stretton, SY6 6BW
Contact Chris Bland on 01694 722495

Church Stretton Golf Club

Welcomes visitors and offers a challenge for all golfers and a delight to play.  It is now over 110 years old and remains very much unchanged since its early design input from the legendary golfers James Braid and Harry Vardon. The views from our course are stunning and will remain with you for a very long time.

The third highest course in Britain.

Please phone 01694 722281 or visit our website for more information www.churchstrettongolfclub.co.uk

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Contact Charlie Leventon on 01743 289946


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Church Stretton Town Council website has lots of useful information for the visitor -www.churchstretton.co.uk



Shropshire Hills Buy Local - a website to search for local food and drink as well as places where you can eat, stay and enjoy local produce.  www.shropshirehills-buylocal.co.uk 





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