Whitchurch, Shropshire - where we started!

Whitchurch, Shropshire - where we started!

Whitchurch is the northernmost market town in Shropshire sitting on the borders of south Cheshire and Wales. The town is 20 miles from Shrewsbury, Chester and Wrexham and can be reached by ‘A’ roads, train and canal.

Beautiful countryside surrounds Whitchurch inviting everyone to sample the delights of strolling along the canal, cycling through country lanes and enjoying the fresh air. The town itself offers a wealth of independant shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes.

Steeped in history and heritage that include Cheese Fairs, an Iron Foundry and the famous Joyce Clocks, Whitchurch has over 200 historically listed buildings that tell a fascinating tale. Take in the skyline dominating St Alkmunds Church, Medieval Timber-framed buildings and elegant Georgian town houses to get a glimpse into its past.

Surrounded by beautiful Countryside and nature reserves, Whitchurch boasts an array of outdoor attractions including being home to the south section of the well-known Sandstone Trail, and undoubtedly one of the best walking routes in Cheshire and northern Shropshire. Enjoy 3.5 miles of rural canal towpaths and pretty farmlands in this Walkers Are Welcome town before reaching the restored Whitchurch Arm on the Llangollen Branch of the Canal. Don’t forget to refresh at the many cafes, pubs and taverns along the way!

Explore the marshes at Brown Moss, the grassy woodlands over at Greenfields Nature Reserve or take a picnic to the town centre Jubilee Park. 

Home to Blackberry Fair, a chilled out community street festival that uses music, art and story-telling to promote greener living.

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