What to do?

wild conTENTment offers the ideal spot to savour the great outdoors with acres of wild space for rural pass times such as birdwatching, walking and cycling. Public footpaths on the farm give you easy access to some areas of the farm where we have enriched the environment with benches, log piles and even the odd rope swing for children/adults to explore. Watch the sun go down and gaze at the dark night skies. With very little light pollution the stars can be mesmerising. Ask for equipment we can lend or even a few tips.

After you have reconnected with nature why not learn a new skill or take time out to reset and enjoy a relaxing pass-time such as Yoga or Group Art lessons ( see activities/pass-times/courses)  You can do these on site or make use of the Party Shed at the Farmhouse, just ask for details . 

We have formed an exciting collaboration with GO vertical run by Matt, a climbing instructor with over 20 yrs experience who can offer a fabulous rock-climbing adventure at Llanymynech Rock. The experience will run from 11am-3pm.  Getting to the site involves  a 30 min walk along the canal-towpath or 10 min drive where you will be greeted by Matt, your rock-climbing aficionado . You can choose between abseiling or rock-climbing, or a bit of both at this stunning site with bookings taken for groups of up to 10 people, no age limit! Adults must accompany children.

And when your all done- there is even a pub 5 minutes away to grab yourself a well-earned celebratory drink! Please check availability on camp-site before booking your rock-climbing!

For a google map route to the rock climbing experience via the canal tow path see the link below

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1kAcdSEVbtmxENflIe2zvNcKEBEDME_A4&usp=sharing

The area is a walkers paradise. Our site is 20 minutes off Offas Dyke's which runs all the way along the Welsh/English border and takes in the beautifully wild and wooded Llynclys Common, a site of specific scientific interest (SSSI). There

There are many great walks in the area but these are our(and our dogs) favs!

6-mile circular route from the farm which takes in Offa's Dyke, Llanymynech Rock, Montgomery Canal and offers breath taking views at Jacob's Ladder. This route is also great for mountain bikers.

Directions can be found at John Harris's Walking in England (the Llanymynech walk comes past the farm, pick it up at point3) 

or follow this link for our version 

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1lG8WB4X1eO2jInsV9vXNHNYwzcW-c261&usp=sharing

3-mile circular route can be found at 

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=14WGspsiND8CimSGdgbjrvIxSj4CzPxp0&usp=sharing

For mountain bikers there is great access to Llynclys common, Nesscliffe Hill (very popular with locals) or for the experienced the awesome Revolution bike park is well worth a visit.

You can get easy access onto The Shropshire Way  and Wat's Dyke Way with several other great walks from the farm of varying length to choose from. National Cycle routes can be picked up very close to the farm.  

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Accessible by foot or bike

The canal towpath along the Montgomery canal brings with it safe access for children to walk and cycle without the worry of traffic. The section of canal next to the farm is currently disused but in the exciting process of being restored. Fancy joining in?? They are always keen for volunteers. A  15-minute stroll either way along the towpath brings you to running water on the canal where you can try to spot wildlife or launch your own canoe. If you don't have your own these can be hired from Canal Central.  You can also take a horse-drawn Narrow boat trip at weekends.

 

Peny-coed Riding Stables  approx. 1.5 mile

Offer great horse riding experiences for children and adults of all ages. Hacks are taken on Llynclys common a beautiful area of SSSI. 

Llanymynech Golf Club under 2 miles

Well known within the golfing fraternity as the highest golf club in the country boasting  beautiful views.

  

                          Llanymynech Heritage Area  approx. 1 mile along tow path

An historic former lime kiln, quarry and industrial site near the village of Llanymynech

Llanymynech Rock 

Great area for exploring, rock climbing, abseiling and caving. We can arrange for instructors so please get in touch

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Further afield
wild conTENTment is in a convenient place to explore all that the surrounding rugged terrain can offer from slower more sleepy tourism to high octane thrill seekers.

WITHIN  30 MINS:

Hire a Canoe run a variety of canal/river experiences in the area including paddleboarding. 

Park Hall Farm   

Visit Oswestry Border Market Town

Visit Shrewsbury

Rednall Go-karting

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Fishing

Bewilderwood

Crocky trail

Segways at Chirk Castle (National Trust)

Polo experience at Moor Farm (also a great farm shop on site)

Pistyll Rhaedder - waterfall which is one of the Seven Wonders of Wales

(a great spot to start your walk up Cader Berwyn)

Border Quad Trekking

Walk up Rodney's Pillar

National Trust

WITHIN 1 HOUR:

Manley Mere

Crocky Trail

Hire a canal barge for the day!! 

Chester Zoo

Bear Grylls Adventure

WITHIN  2 HOURS

Zip World

including Forest Coaster, Trampolining in caves at Bounce Below and Zip wires

Surf Snowdonia

Welsh coast beaches

On a rainy day there is plenty to do.

Oswestry Leisure centre is 5 minutes away and has two great pools. On a Saturday they have fun inflatables in the large pool. 

There is a climbing wall in Oswestry

In Shrewsbury there is a fantastic climbing facility called Climbing Walls and a trampoline park called Jump In

The Shrewsbury Prison is an alternative day and quite thought provoking for kids!!