3.7 miles from The Dickin Arms

One of Shropshire’s most beautiful meres, Colemere is almost completely surrounded by mature woodland and has two very attractive hay meadows. The site attracts a variety of wildfowl and waders, including snipe, curlew, goldeneye, and pochard. During the spring and summer flowers such as southern marsh orchid, meadow cranesbill and lady’s smock can be seen in the meadows. Numerous species of insects are attracted to the site including the brown hawker dragonfly and common blue damselfly. There is an excellent circular walk with reasonably level walking, which can be suitable for wheelchairs and push chairs, that will take you all the way around the Mere, but it could be muddy in places at certain times of year.


12 miles from The Dickin Arms

Birthplace of Charles Darwin, Shrewsbury is set amidst the glorious Shropshire countryside near to the Welsh Borders and is one of England’s finest medieval market towns. The town has over 600 listed buildings including the Castle and the Abbey (home of the fictional Brother Cadfael). Relax in beautiful Quarry Park or take a boat trip on the River Severn. You will also find a huge variety of things to see and do in the surrounding countryside. The historic centre is a shopper’s heaven packed with designer shops, smart new malls and an amazing range of independent retailers. And of course, all the bars, cafes and restaurants are all you could ever wish for.

Attingham Park

17 miles from The Dickin Arms

Attingham Park is an English country house and estate located near the village of Atcham on the B4380 Shrewsbury to Wellington road. It is owned and operated by the National Trust and is a Grade 1 listed building. The Estate comprises roughly 4,000 acres and the extensive 640 acres of parkland and gardens of Attingham have a Grade II* Listed status. Over 560,000 people visited in 2022/23, placing it as the most popular National Trust property.

The Wrekin

18.9 miles from The Dickin Arms

The Wrekin is one of Shropshire’s most familiar natural landmarks and a popular destination for thousands of visitors from across the Midlands and beyond every year. This iconic hill is the pinnacle of an equally remarkable but much less widely known ancient forest landscape, where an array of plants, animals and insects has found a home amid a green network of varied wildlife sites. A must for the keen hiker!!