Pippa’s Trail – New for autumn 2020
Our farm trails are always free for you to access, but each season we do our best to add some extra fun and interest to these trails. These activities are charged for if you wish to do them. There is no need to pre-book and trail sheets can be purchased from our café – Arthur’s Farm Kitchen.
Our current trail follows Pippa the Pipistrelle Bat as she tries to find enough moths to fill her hungry belly. There are 50 hidden around our farm trail and your task is to find 25 of them.
Permanent free access farm trails
Fordhall Farm is continually developing as an educational and leisure facility and we are very proud of our way-marked farm trail, offering three free fascinating walks around the beautiful Fordhall countryside.
Come along with the whole family and have fun amongst our wood carvings, our giant worm and make your own dens in the woodland. We also have a human sized pig ark and let’s not forget the trees to climb and the dens that are waiting to be built!
We also have ropes to clamber through, woodland stepping stones and beautiful views across the Tern Valley. All are accessed through our picnic area, which has covered space for eating on the off chance we have a spot of British weather.
Charlotte’s farm trail is open all year round however due to wet ground, Ben and Arthur’s walks are much better enjoyed in the Spring and Summer. As long as you have a pair of wellies, Charlotte’s walk (the shortest of the three) is fine all year around. We suggest if you are visiting to specifically do Ben or Arthurs walks you call us prior to your visit to confirm they are open, there are times they may be closed due to impact of bad weather or maintenance works. Our blackboard in the play area will always state which walks are available on the day of your visit.
Charlotte’s walk – (takes approximately 25 minutes).
Ben’s walk – (takes approximately 45 minutes).
Arthur’s walk – (takes approximately 70 minutes.)
Leaflets that guide you around all three walks and give you extra information are available from our farm shop and café. If you prefer to be more ‘free-range’ we also have an orienteering option.
Download our newly updated Three trails walks leaflets November 2018
Always follow the countryside code
Dogs are welcome on leads, both on the trails and in our café.
We have cycling racks for up to six bikes should you want to enjoy the North Shropshire countryside a little bit more.
Our farm trail has been generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Fordhall shareholders.
The Farm Map can be downloaded here. Farm map
Farm Shop, Café and Farm Trail Opening Times
Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm
Bank Holidays 10am – 4pm
For general enquiries call 01630 638696