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4-Night Shropshire Hills Self-Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 4 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2, 3 & 4
from £375pp £300pp

Enjoy a break in Shropshire with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect Self-Guided Walking Holiday. Our 4-star country house, nestling on the slopes of the Long Mynd, is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, detailed route notes, and an inspirational location from which to explore this beautiful county.

Holiday Highlights

  • Head out on any of our walks to discover the varied beauty of the Shropshire Hills on foot
  • Admire panoramic sloping countryside, river views and stunning villages where ever you walk
  • Use our Discovery Point, stocked with maps and walks directions for exploring the local area
  • Enjoy magnificent scenery
  • Visit charming Shropshire towns and villages
  • Look out for wildlife, find secret corners and learn about the rich history in this region
  • A relaxed pace of discovery in a sociable house
  • Discover what makes the Shropshire so special from the old, picturesque towns to the quiet, peaceful hilltops
  • Evenings in our country house where you share a drink and re-live the day’s adventures

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Our easiest routes, allowing plenty of time to savour the magnificent Shropshire landscapes. All our walk notes suggest the best places to stop, great pubs, and tea rooms.

  • Pole Bank - 1½ miles
  • Exploring the Carding Mill Valley - 3 miles
  • The Stiperstones - 3 miles
  • The Gaerstones - 4 miles
  • Welshpool & Powis Castle - 4 miles
  • Bishop's Castle - 4 miles
  • Ironbridge Gorge - 4 miles

Some longer walks which start to venture onto the Shropshire Hills. Experience the beauty of this rural county as you walk through stunning scenery.

  • Around Ragleth - 5 miles
  • Stiperstones Circuit - 5 miles
  • Slopes of Caer Caradoc - 6 miles
  • Long Mynd & Carding Mill Valley - 6 miles
  • Long Mynd & Ashes Hollow - 7 miles

For those who enjoy striding out. These walks include some of the hills within easy reach of Church Stretton.

  • Ragleth & Hope Bowdler Hill - 8 miles
  • Long Mynd & Minton Hill - 8 miles
  • Caer Caradoc - 9 miles
  • Bishop's Moat - 9 miles
  • Caer Caradoc & the Lawley - 11 miles
  • Grand Long Mynd Circuit - 13 miles

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


Longmynd House

Hidden in plain sight, there’s a well-kept countryside secret in the heart of England that might just surprise you with its wonderful upland walking, trails, history and heritage. Discover the heart of Shropshire from striking Longmynd House, stood on a wooded hillside above Church Stretton, on the border of England and Wales. Wake early to watch the sunrise from your balcony; take a dip in the heated outdoor pool and gear up for a great day in the hills on walks full of rich variety. Stride out on the Long Mynd itself, a dramatic, isolated whaleback hill with an expanse of heather wilderness and deeply cut valleys, explore the Stiperstones and climb to the Iron Age fort on top of Caer Caradoc, or surround yourself with historic castles, market towns and trails of all kinds.

 

Need to know

Important Covid-19 steps we have taken for guest safety: Please Read

Following the relaxation in government guidance on 19 July, we are continuing to take extra steps to keep our guests leaders, and staff safe in our HF country houses. We ask all our guests to respect the measures put in place.

The English, Scottish and Welsh governments are not in sync, so measures in our country houses will vary between the nations. With the relaxation of social distancing in England, from 19 July we will be allowing larger groups to dine and relax in the bar together. However, we will still give guests space e.g. we will seat 6 people at a table where pre-pandemic we may have seated 8. We will ensure our public rooms are well ventilated by opening doors and windows wherever possible. If you have any concerns about distancing, please speak to the House Manager. The government recommendation for England is to wear face coverings in crowded areas. You must wear a face covering by law in public areas in hotels in Scotland. This is mandatory in public spaces; however, face coverings will not be required whilst eating and drinking in the restaurant and bar areas or whilst you are outside our houses. In Wales face coverings will remain a legal requirement indoors, with the exception of hospitality premises.

As a temporary measure, we will not be servicing rooms during a stay. Extra tea, coffee, milk, and toiletries will be made available on request for all guests. It is recommended that guests bring their own toiletries for the duration of their stay. We will though be increasing the frequency of cleaning in our public areas providing particular attention to frequently touched items including door handles and handrails.

Menus for the week will be available in your room on arrival. A self-service breakfast will be served from 7.45am – 9am. Picnic lunches will now be pre-ordered the night before from an order form in the room. Evening meals will be table service. A dinner order form will be available in each room for completion. Dinner is served at either 7.15pm or 7.30pm. Please check at the house for details. The bar will be open. We will be offering a table service but guests can also come to the bar to order (depending on local restrictions).

Join our team after dinner on Wednesday evenings for the HF Big Pub Quiz. There will be one other evening of entertainment at the start of the week, which will vary depending on the country house that you are staying at. Our Walk Leaders will also be on hand in the bar or lounge for individual or small group walks talks briefings, which allow guests to talk through the following day’s walk options and ask any questions. All of our swimming pools are open, except for Glen Coe, which will not re-open this year. Swimming Pools will be operated in line with maximum capacities.

For more information and to see all the steps taken, visit our page on how house stays will be adapted.

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in the smartly presented rooms in the main house or in one of 8 brick-built lodges in the grounds. With 54 rooms, Longmynd House has plenty of space and there’s a range of Classic and Premium Rooms to choose from. Chose Room 16 for the four poster bed and separate sitting area, with green leafy views or Room 44 with its compact balcony and outdoor eating area overlooking the heather-clad rise on the far side of the valley. The lodges away from the house offer a little more privacy and their own terrace looking out over the gardens.

All ‘Classic’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Premium’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger television – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, lounge, bar, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring the Shropshire Hills, return to the house. Stroll through the extensive grounds and discover the woodland sculpture trail that threads through the trees, looking out for ‘deer’ and ‘bears’. Dip into the heated outdoor pool to swim below the trees. Head to the long lounge with its wall of glass giving on to the view outside, or for a more intimate space, sit at the smart bar with its crouching lions and attractive jug lamps or surrender to the leather sofas around the fireplace and enjoy a local pint of Shropshire Lad or Lass with a lively conversation among your fellow guests.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Longmynd House is varied and tasty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the bright dining room with its wrap around windows hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a five-course feast of regional flavours.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for Longmynd House

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All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £30 per person.

Holiday Prices

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2021
01 Nov - 05 Nov 2021
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08 Nov - 12 Nov 2021
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15 Nov - 19 Nov 2021
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22 Nov - 26 Nov 2021
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29 Nov - 03 Dec 2021
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06 Dec - 10 Dec 2021
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2022
31 Jan - 04 Feb 2022
4 Self-Guided £399 £339 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
10 Feb - 14 Feb 2022
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28 Feb - 04 Mar 2022
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07 Mar - 11 Mar 2022
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14 Mar - 18 Mar 2022
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21 Mar - 25 Mar 2022
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28 Mar - 01 Apr 2022
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04 Apr - 08 Apr 2022
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11 Apr - 15 Apr 2022
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25 Apr - 29 Apr 2022
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02 May - 06 May 2022
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09 May - 13 May 2022
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23 May - 27 May 2022
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06 Jun - 10 Jun 2022
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12 Sep - 16 Sep 2022
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19 Sep - 23 Sep 2022
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26 Sep - 30 Sep 2022
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10 Oct - 14 Oct 2022
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24 Oct - 28 Oct 2022
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31 Oct - 04 Nov 2022
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07 Nov - 11 Nov 2022
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14 Nov - 18 Nov 2022
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28 Nov - 02 Dec 2022
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05 Dec - 09 Dec 2022
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12 Dec - 16 Dec 2022
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Duration:
4 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1, 2 & 3

4 nights from £375pp £300pp

UK 2021: Save up to £100 pp

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