Walking or hiking?

Over the years our remarkable location has become a perfect haven for walkers and bird watchers enjoying the abundance of wildlife seen from the roads, tracks and footpaths surrounding the farm.  The farm is a great place to start exploring the countryside and is situated in an elevated position with the Chelmarsh Lake to one side with its wetland and reed beds and a gentle slope down to the River Severn on the other.  This vista overlooks the Severn Valley with views of the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate, Bridgnorth and Chelmarsh Hall, a gothic manor house.  The peacefulness is occasionally interrupted by the tooting of the Severn Valley Railway steam locomotives running through the valley.

In the midst of nature

The farm operates a ‘Countryside Stewardship Scheme’, avoiding intensive farming methods giving special attention to the preservation of natural habitats and wildlife.  The Dinney is a mecca for birdwatchers who will marvel at the wild birds from the RSPB hide on the Chelmarsh Nature Reserve, including woodpeckers, partridge, pheasant, jay, kingfishers, heron, geese, many varieties of ducks, cormorants and finches… (oh! and not forgetting our own hens and ducks!)

The perfect location

The Dinney sits on the Jack Mytton Way which travels through nearly 100 miles of Shropshire’s most beautiful and unspoilt countryside.  Rural byways, bridleways and quiet country lanes lead you through historic market towns and sleepy villages, across open moorland and past ancient earthworks.  The southern loop, over secluded parts of the Shropshire Hills, means that you can now do a circular ride.  Open to horse riders, cyclists and walkers the majority of the route is off road.

With over 5,500 kms of Public Rights of Way and over 7,000 ha of open access land and a quarter of the county designated as the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will be spoilt for choice with stunning walks and views round every corner.

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