Things To Do

Where do I start, there really is so much to see and do in just a short distance away from Sambrook Manor Holiday Cottages. Fishing, horse riding and golf are all available close by, as well as countryside walks and cycle rides which can be enjoyed from the door step.

Things To Do


There are many lovely walks straight from the cottage door, OS maps are provided in the cottages as well as some printed and laminated walk sheets with a variety of walks ranging from 2 – 12 miles. Walking is a fantastic way to explore the Ironbridge World Heritage Site and The Seven Gorge Countryside Trust have produced a series of leaflets which can be downloaded. The paths in and around Ironbridge are suitable for a leisurely amble or a keen hiker. Just a short 15 minute drive from our holiday cottages will take you to the Wrekin car park. The Wrekin is Shropshire’s little mountain which legends say was created when a tired giant called Gwendol Wrekin ap Shenkin ap Mynydd Mawr dropped a shovel of earth on his way to Shrewsbury. From the summit you will (on a nice day) get magnificent views, and no less than 17 counties can be seen -don’t forget your binoculars.

Where do I start, there really is so much to see and do in just a short distance away from Sambrook Manor Holiday Cottages. Fishing, horse riding and golf are all available close by, as well as countryside walks and cycle rides which can be enjoyed from the door step.


There are many country lanes to explore around Sambrook Manor Cottages, your wheels can take you as far as you like, find a lovely village pub, and stop off for some lunch or a nice refreshing drink.
The Stafford Greenway is a dedicated cycle and walkway route which takes you from Newport to Stafford along the old redundant railway line crossing the Shropshire Union canal at Gnosall.
The Mercian Way is a 36-mile ride around the Wrekin taking you on route 45 of the national cycle network. If you wish to bring your bikes with you, we have a lockable storage shed you can keep them in or there is cycle hire or tandem hire around Ironbridge & Telford.

Water fun

Shropshire Raft Tours – here you can visit historical & beautiful sites along the River Severn, either on a guided raft or on your own private hire. Canoes, kayaks, mini rafts & mega stand up paddle boards are all available to hire from Ironbridge as well as bikes.
Norbury Wharf – hire a narrowboat and be your own captain for the day along the beautiful Shropshire Union Canal or take a trip on a 42-seater passenger boat, also tea room, gift shop and canalside pub.
Sabrina Boat Tours (Shrewsbury) Sabrina Boat cruises offer day and evening trips aboard the triple deck passenger boat, you can relax on the 45-minute day trip and take in all the lovely sights around the River Severn which loops around Shrewsbury. Evening cruises including a meal on board and themed cruises are also available.
Alderford Lake if you fancy doing some open water swimming, then head over to Alderford Lake near to Whitchurch - wild swimmers are welcome during the café open hours.

Horse riding

Telford Equestrian Centre offers riding lessons. Walkabouts, group lessons and hacking and trekking on a range of horses and ponies.
Freshfields Equestrian Centre (Market Drayton) here you can sign up for a fun day and enjoy everything horsey or book a lesson, both indoor & out door arenas are available.


Market Drayton Golf Club has an 18-hole parkland layout and is a hugely enjoyable course to play no matter your handicap or expectation level.
Hawkstone Park Golf Club has two of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the West Midlands and a 6-hole academy course all set int a heritage grade I landscape, just below the 18th century follies.
Aqualate Golf Club a 9-hole golf course specialising in beginner and improver golf as well as a driving range.
Lilleshall Hall Golf Club sits in 165 acres of land adjacent to Lilleshall Hall and has an 18-hole relatively flat course making it easy walking.


The Edge Adventure Activity Centre is located in Much Wenlock and has Segway, junior quad biking, mountain boarding, sniper shooting, clay pigeon, archery, Jacobs Ladder and zip wire.
Treetop Adventures High Ropes at Telford Town Park – here you can balance, reach & pull your way from tree to tree and zip wire back to the ground, Telford Town Park also has a climbing wall, quick jump, play areas, water & sand play adventure golf and walking trails.
Go-Ape at Cannock chase is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the tree to tree challenging course gives you breath taking views and lots of zip wires, also Segway axe throwing, nets adventure as well as miles of walking and cycling routes.


Howle Pool – a spring fed 3-acre pool just 1.5 miles from the cottages most noted for carp, day tickets available.
Loynton Trout Fishery – has three spring fed lakes stocked with some of the biggest trout in the country, also onsite café and fly fishing lessons.
Baden Hall Fisheries offers a variety of waters in 11 individual pools and an onsite tackle shop.
Tern Fisheries has three carp fishing pools near to Market Drayton, day tickets available.
Colehurst Lake has two spring fed lakes stocked with carp, perch & roach, just outside Market Drayton.

Clay Pigeon shooting

West Midland shooting ground offers a large selection of stands with over 200 clay pigeon traps all set amongst beautifully maintained paths, a selection of packages are available for all abilities as well as personal tuition, gun room & café.
Oakedge shooting ground (Stafford) A beautiful & challenging place to shoot, clay pigeon shooting tuition for all levels with private group lessons and shooting experience packages.

Get in touch