Activities and things to do

 

Walking


Yew Tree House is just 300 metres from the Shropshire Way and is perfectly placed for walkers to rest and relax after a good days walk.

There are long distance and circular walks that pick up villages and inns, sights and places of interest. As well as the Shropshire Way, close by are Offa’s Dyke, the Berwyn Mountains, Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge, Watt’s Dyke, Prees Heath, Whixhall Moss and Hawkstone Follies. If you fancy something less strenuous but in stunning countryside, there are miles of walks along the towpaths of the Llangollen Canal, Montgomery Canal or the Shropshire Union Canal. Plan your walking routes with the Walking in Shropshire website Route Planner.

We can arrange to drop off or pick up at the start or end of your walk to save having to re-trace your steps. Please enquire.

 

Cycling


Cycling is one of the very best ways to soak up the Shropshire countryside and the county has developed a network of routes. They range from those suitable for families with children to the most experienced of pedal pushers.
Off-road routes include the 72 mile Jack Mytton Way, which takes in Wenlock Edge, the Long Mynd and the Welsh borders.

There are many local cycling routes in and around Oswestry , Ellesmere , Whitchurch and Wem. Plan your cycling routes with the Cycling in Shropshire website Route Planner. Alternatively, cycle route maps are available from Shropshire County Council and Tourist Information Offices, showing detailed networks of cycle routes and information on places to visit and refreshment stops.
Secure storage for your bikes is available at Yew Tree House Bed and Breakfast.

 

 

Fishing


What better way to pass the time by sitting on a watery bank anticipating the bite of a fish?
There are internationally recognised waters such as the River Dee and Llyn Brenig (rainbow and brown trout) and many wild waters the further west or uphill one travels. The main catch are brown trout, sea trout, grayling and salmon typically with fly or spin tackle. All waters have been improving in last few years due to reduced acidification, the buy-off of commercial estuary nets and increasing river improvements such as fish passes to let fish get to spawning grounds. So whether you prefer your waters to be still or fast flowing, your fishing coarse or game, the Marches offer some of the best fishing in the country.
Secure storage for your equipment is available at Yew Tree House

Golf


It is no accident that Ian Woosnam learnt his game in Oswestry . There are over 30 golf courses in Shropshire. From the  magnificent golf courses at Hawkstone Park near Shrewsbury, which boasts two contrasting 18-hole championship courses and a 16-hole academy course to the ones nearer to Yew Tree House - The Brow (1 mile), Oswestry Golf Course  (4 miles), Mile End Golf Club (6.4 miles) and the PGA standard Henlle Golf Club (6.9 miles).

 

 

Outdoor Pursuits


Oswestry is the hot-air ballooning capital of the world. Lindstrand Balloons develop, test and make balloons here and several companies also offer awe-inspiring flights over the countryside. Hang gliding, paragliding, flying lessons and parachuting are all available nearby.

Canoeing and dinghy sailing

Abseiling and climbing .

There are drying facilities at Yew Tree House and secure storage for your equipment.

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