Outdoor Pursuits

Richard’s Castle enjoys an envious position on the Shropshire/Herefordshire border, providing visitors with the ideal starting point for exploring the treasures of both these picturesque Counties. The peaceful rural landscape rolls in every direction offering an array of choices for walking, site-seeing, historical exploration and nature watching.


Quiet roads and stunning scenery make South Shropshire an ideal place for cycling. Previous guests have loved days out on their bikes through Shropshire and the Welsh Borders. For the more adventurous cyclists, Bringewood in Ludlow regularly hosts legs of the national downhill bike trials. High Bank is a very convenient place to stay when attending this event and offers secure space for storing your bicycles.


South Shropshire is a walkers paradise, with an inexhaustible selection of walks. A designated area of outstanding natural beauty, South Shropshire offers walks ranging from the relaxing to the challenging. Some of the highlights include: The Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge, Offa’s Dyke, The Stiperstones, The Clee Hills and Clun Forest.
High Bank Cottage is situated perfectly for enjoying all of these walking treasures and more. The Cottage sits beside the Herefordshire Trail so as a guest you can step from your front door and within 30 seconds find yourself in the middle of beautiful walking country. The village also sits beside Mortimer Forest, giving you a choice between vast landscape vistas and foraging under the tree canopy.

The Black and White Trail

High Bank Cottage is a great starting point for touring the celebrated historical black and white buildings of the area. The village of Richard’s Castle itself boasts many beautiful examples.