Our Farm Trails

Waymarked trails

Dog friendly


Mobility scooter hire

Pop on your welly boots and follow our waymarked, free-to-access walking trails, for an idyllic wander through our pastures, woodland or along the banks of the River Tern. Well behaved dogs are welcome on leads.

Trail lengths range from around 30-70 minutes, depending on which one you follow. We are a great central meeting place – even your four-legged friends are welcome on a lead (and in the café too).

Enjoy our café space, Arthur’s Farm Kitchen, or feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy in our picnic areas, or beneath the shade of a tree.

As a working farm, we may sometimes need to close trails due to farm activities or weather conditions. Always check our Welcome Shed next to Betty the Tractor before you set off – this will let you know which trails and fields are open or closed on the day.

Remember to always follow the Countryside Code!



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Family walking a farm trail
Charlotte's trail
Ben's trail
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Mud Kitchen and Betty the Tractor

betty the tractor in play area

Arthur Hollins’ wonderfully restored ‘Betty the Tractor’ for children to explore resides next to our café. This area also has a mud kitchen, sensory walk and some items to climb and discover. Children should be supervised at all times.

As little legs venture down the valley and into our woodland, they will find wood and metal wildlife sculptures, tyre swings, dens to be built, a roundhouse in which to enjoy a story, and there are always bugs to be found under the logs!

Community Garden and picnic area

Human pig arc surrounded by plants in the community garden

At the start of our farm trails, you will wander through our community garden – a space lovingly maintained by our Care Farm group.

They compost all the food waste from Arthur’s Farm Kitchen café to grow fruit and vegetables in this area. They are normally around Tuesday to Thursday, and they love to say hello if you happen to be visiting us then.

Feel free to relax in this space; children may enjoy the compost cottage, or shelter in our human-sized pig arc with a picnic and snacks.

Family friendly seasonal trails

We run exciting quarterly seasonal trails to encourage little legs to wander further!

Current trail: ‘Brilliant Bugs Trail’ – running from Easter holidays onwards.

Follow the trail to find the minibeasts and learn why they are great!

Stop by the café after and pick up a sweet treat as a reward. Activity packs are £2.50 per child available from the café or Farm Shop.

Toddler £5 Fridays: Every Friday between 10am and 12pm, little ones can enjoy an organic squash and seasonal trail leaflet from the café, and grown-ups can choose a standard hot drink … all for just £5 per child!


There are millions of geocaches around the world, just waiting for you to find them; in fact some of our members have set some up on the farm - the ‘Cow Pat Caches’.

We’d love you to come and see if you can find the caches, from the six easy ones on Charlotte’s Trail for younger children or, if you’re willing to go the extra mile on Arthur’s Walk, you can find nine, more challenging puzzles, challenges, tree climbs and adventures beyond the usual routes of the farm.

Please be warned, Geocaching is not for the faint hearted and you are highly likely to get muddy and wet. Make sure you create a profile at www.geocaching.com to get you started.

Geocaches are available Monday to Saturday 9.30-5pm, 10-4pm Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Farm access for all

We want as many visitors as possible to experience all areas of our beautiful farm. Generous donations to our Appeal for Change enabled us to fund a wonderful all-terrain mobility scooter. This offers the less mobile the freedom to explore the further reaches of the farm. To find out more please see our accessibility page.

Floating Paths

Our wonderful volunteers work hard to maintain our trails.

In some of the particularly boggy areas they have installed some floating paths. These use Fordhall sheep fleece as an underlay, which prevents the aggregate from sinking into the mud – just as the Romans did!

Be a citizen ecologist

Beautiful demoiselle sitting on a leaf

Keep an eye out for both wildlife and livestock as you go – depending on the time of year you might come across lambs, woodpeckers, piglets, bluebells, herons and butterflies!

Let us know what wildlife you’ve seen by visiting our Nature Spotting page.

Visit our Nature Spotting page

Enter our photography competition

Don't forget your camera when you go for a wander! We run an annual photography competition, where one winner can have their photo featured in our calendar, as well as receiving a free copy and a £5 voucher!

Click here to enter!

Things to do during your stay


You will be left to your own devices during your stay, and are free to explore our picturesque organic farm. We have farm trails weaving around the farm, which will take you around our pastures, woodland and along the river. Why not say hello to some of our friendly animals as you explore?

Our organic Farm Shop is a short walk away, where you can purchase delicious local produce to prepare in the yurts. We can also provide you with a hamper of your favourite goodies to make your stay stress- and decision-free – just let us know when you book.

Our yurts are designed to help you reconnect with nature, your loved ones and yourself. They are well and truly off-grid. For this reason we have no Wi-Fi facilities at the yurts. There are electricity sockets available for use at the farm in the main building, but with the Shropshire Hills as your playground, this is the perfect place to switch off!

The nature of our yurts and surroundings lends itself perfectly to families that home educate; there are so many new experiences you can enjoy with your children whilst they learn about the natural world first hand.

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