Outdoor Activities

There are a whole host of outdoor activities in Bridgnorth and the surrounding areas. At The Croft we have storage facilities for bicycles, golf clubs and fishing rods ? please let us know when booking if you wish to use the storage facilities. We are also happy to provide a lycra-washing service for cyclists.

CYCLING
Cyclists on the Lands End to John O?Groats route regularly use The Croft as a stopping off point;Cycle Route 45 passes through Bridgnorth and Cycle Route 55 passes through Ironbridge, just a few miles North of Bridgnorth. For the not so ambitious cyclists there are numerous cycle routes in the area taking you through the beautiful Shropshire countryside.

FISHING
Due to its location on the River Severn and the number of still water fishing venues, Bridgnorth is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. Below you will find a selection of fishing venues in the area.

RIVER SEVERN FISHING
Middle Severn Angling - www.middlesevernangling.uk.com
Bridgnorth has been famous for a number of years for it's great sport on the River Severn for species such as Barbel and Chub. Middle Severn Angling has access to all areas of the River Severn around Bridgnorth, which includes stretches from clubs such as Bridgnorth Angling Society, Apley Estate and Birmingham Anglers Association, as well as private stretches available on a day ticket (only available from Middle Severn Angling).

STILL WATER FISHING
Boldings Pools - www.boldingspools.com
Boldings Pools is a mature and well-established complex nestled in beautiful Shropshire countryside. The fishery enjoys an ideal location, only 3 miles from the picturesque market-town of Bridgnorth. You will find a choice of around 300 comfortable pegs across 14 well-stocked pools, varying in size from 10 to 50 pegs.
Monkhall Fisheries - www.monkhallfishery.co.uk
You will find Monkhall Fishery in Monkhopton Shropshire, in between Bridgnorth and Craven Arms, with 5 coarse fishing pools set in 27 acres of beautiful Shropshire countryside.
Kingsnordley Fisheries - www.kingsnordleyfarm.co.uk
At Kingsnordley we have 11 well stocked pools to choose from. Some of the pools have up to 40 plus pegs down to pools with 10 or less, allstocked with a wide range of fish and several with carp around the 30lb mark. The house pool aka the specimen pool is a particular favourite along with our Gage pool where you can fish overnight.

GOLF
There are a vast range of gold courses in and around Bridgnorth, a selection of which are listed below.
The Astbury - www.theastbury.co.uk/golf
The first golf course designed by legendary rock star KK Downing. Home of our tour professional 2016 Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke OBE.
The Astbury is a Par 71 that measures over 6500 yards. The golf course features the latest creeping bent grass greens built to USGA
specifications, subtly contoured to provide the uppermost quality of playing surfaces available. Throughout the course you will be faced with many challenging shots, however none more so than the 18th hole, a truly spectacular par 3 stretching 200 yards from the black tees.
Bridgnorth Golf Club - www.bridgnorthgolfclub.co.uk
Bridgnorth is a picturesque, 18 hole predominantly parkland golf course.The course is a delight to play, covering varying types of terrain. Some holes are on dry springy hill side turf, some on generally free draining land overlooking the River Severn flood plain and some the holes alongside the river are on fertile, silt generated meadowland.
Worfield Golf Club - www.worfieldgolfclub.co.uk
Nestled in the heart of the Shropshire countryside on the gentle slopes of the former Wyken Estate, 140ft above sea level, the Club benefits from free draining land providing the potential for all year round play. With the feel of an Inland Links course, and established majestic estate trees and gorse shrubs with recently introduced mature native trees protecting the beautiful turf of the fairways, a round at Worfield really is an escape to a rural oasis. And with acres of wildflowers and conservation areas;reintroduced lakes, pools and hedgerows, Worfield is a sanctuary for wildlife too!
Chesterton Valley Golf Club - www.chestertonvalleygolfclub.com
Opened in 1993 as a 9 hole course we quickly expanded to the 18 hole course you see today. Whilst only measuring 6048 yards from the white tees with a Par 71, the course's lack of length is protected by tree lined fairways, numerous bunkers and subtlely undulating greens. The course is a fair test of golf for both beginner and experienced golfer alike!

CANOEING
The River Severn provides an ideal setting for canoeing, with the Canoe, Pub and Steam Train trips proving very popular.
CanoeUK - www.canoeuk.com
Canoe UK Ltd, which incorporates the Sun Valley and Severn Valley Canoeing Companies, has over 30 years of experience in running canoe trips on the River Severn at Bridgnorth, Shropshire. You have come to the right place for a safe, relaxed and fun day out on the river with a nostalgic return journey by steam train.
Ultimate Canoe and Kayak - www.ultimate-canoeandkayak.co.uk/bridgnorth-to-arley
Canoeing or kayaking to or from Bridgnorth is the perfect way to explore the river Wye, and we would recommend our paddle from Bridgnorth to Arley. Both upstream and downstream the river winds peacefully through the green fields and dense woodland of the Severn Valley. There is plenty of wildlife to spot en route and on the return journey you have the opportunity to use the Severn Valley Railway which adds something a bit different to your trip!

WALKING
There are a whole host of walking routes in the local area, amongst the most popular is the Geopark Way, spanning 109 miles starting in
Bridgnorth and ending in Gloucester. Or why not talk a walk along part of the Severn Way, the longest riverside walk and a lengthy 224 miles in total, taking on a local stretch would allow you to see the sights of Ironbridge, Bridgnorth and Bewdley. Another firm favourite is the Shropshire Way, in total covering over 297 miles of Shropshire countryside.

SHOOTING
Bridgnorth and District Gun Club - www.bridgnorthanddistrictgc.com
Welcome to BDGC. We are a clay target shooting club based in rural Shropshire. We hold regular competitions and we welcome visitors,
novices and anyone who would like to try clay target shooting.
Grange Farm - www.grangefarmhilton.co.uk
Our clay pigeon shooting ground is set in the beautiful Shropshire countryside in a wooded valley about half a mile from the farm shop. We have a range of both traps and stands set out in the valley in a sporting game set-up.


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