Touring Shropshire & Wales
The park’s location between Bishops Castle, Shropshire and Churchstoke in mid Wales is ideal for touring the Shropshire Hills, ‘March’ towns along the Wales border, ancient castles and quaint villages. The Welsh coast is just an hour’s drive. Click the links for more about touring Shropshire and Wales.
Heather clad Shropshire hills rise behind Daisy Bank onto plateaus and rocky crags, rewarding walkers with many wildlife habitats and views across the Shropshire plain.
The Stiperstones outcrop includes The Devil’s Chair, Nipstone Rock and Mytton Dingle.
The Long Mynd is usually reached from Carding Mill Valley (NT), Three main walking routes are near to Daisy Bank, The Shropshire Way, Kerry Ridgeway and Offa’s Dyke Path.
Rural towns and hamlets nestle in the valleys around the touring park, their castles evidence of turbulence along the Wales – Shropshire border. Festivals and country fairs are a feature of the area.
Bishops Castle is an attractive hillside market town with local breweries, many inns and curios.
Clun is a pretty river crossing with remains of a Norman castle. Visit Craven Arms for Stokesay Castle, a fine medieval fortified
Church Stretton, like Clun and Bishops Castle, is a centre for walking routes.
Further afield, Ironbridge, tells of the industrial revolution through its magnificent River Severn bridge and museums. Ludlow’s annual food festival adds to its reputation for dining and shopping. It has an impressive castle and riverside.
March Town of Wales
‘Marches’ are market towns along the Wales border.
Montgomery is a ‘step back in time’ with traditional shops overlooked by a ruined castle.
Welshpool is a lively centre where the Montgomery canal, coastal roads and railway all meet. Powys Castle and its magnificent gardens can be reached from the town centre.
Welshpool is also the terminus of the Llanfair steam railway, a scenic 16 mile trip.
In the town, you can watch colourful narrow boats along the canalside walk and visit the Powysland museum.
Wales; mountains and coast
Touring mid Wales is easy from Daisy Bank caravan park. Within a scenic hours’ drive are;
- Rhyader, Red Kite centre
- Lake Vyrnwy and RSPB nature reserves
- Mawddach Estuary
- Cambrian Mountains