The Local Area
The Shropshire Hills are located on the Welsh border and the southern part of the region, in particular the Clun Valley, has outstanding beauty and a peaceful character allowing unlimited opportunity for those that love nature, cycling and walking to enjoy the beautiful rolling landscape. Visitors can enjoy the quietness of the Long Mynd, the secret beauty of Caer Caradoc and the Stiperstones or follow Offas Dyke Path, which runs just outside the local village along the Welsh border. Other local attractions include Clun Castle and the Secret Hills Discovery Centre at Craven Arms.
Further afield, day trips can be made to Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons, Elan Valley reservoir, various welsh coastal resorts, historic Ludlow, Hereford, Shrewsbury and Bishops Castle.
Visitors need only walk out of the door to enjoy breathtaking views and wonderful landscapes. Brynmawr Farm, the holding where Buckshead eco-cottage is located, includes the Shropshire Wildlife Trusts’ Rhos Fiddle Nature Reserve, a beautiful large expanse of upland moorland, designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Rhos Fiddle supports a diversity of wildlife including hare, curlew, snipe, short-eared owl and mountain pansy. Learn more by visiting the Shropshire Wildlife Trust web site.
Visitors can also explore the farm, which hosts a range of wildlife and includes ponds, meadows and a brook. The latter rises in a wet mire on higher ground then leads down through wet grassland to a narrow woodland on the lower slopes.
Visitors can also use the bicycles provided at the cottage, allowing you to explore the numerous lanes and tracks in this quiet part of the county.
There are a number of local country pubs that offer excellent pub food and traditional ales or, alternatively, why not visit local towns such as Bishops Castle or Ludlow for a range of places to eat out.