Clun - the destination for anyone who enjoys walking.
Clun and the Clun Valley nestle in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Like all the Shropshire Hills, we offer you great walking with well maintained, way-marked walks, spectacular scenery and the great hospitality that Clun and the surrounding villages have to offer.
Enjoy a warm welcome from our accommodation providers, shops, pubs and places to eat; all with a good selection of local food and real ales.
Discover a rural area that positively encourages you to roam. The Clun Valley is a great area to walk, cycle, run and enjoy the rolling countryside; visit our hillforts and castles with their fascinating history of iron age settlements, border defences and civil war conflicts.
Clun became a Walkers Are Welcome town in 2013, one of 6 Walkers Are Welcome towns in the Shropshire Hills along with Church Stretton, Bishops Castle, Much Wenlock, Wellington, Cleobury Mortimer.
Clun is the smallest of them and a beautiful and historic place in which to wander. Take the Clun Heritage Trail that takes visitors around twelve historic sites including the ruined Norman ‘motte and bailey’ castle in this ancient town on the Welsh border.
The Castle Connect weekend Shuttle bus runs through Clun between Easter and September, providing easy access to walks further afield and linear walks back to Clun.
Clun Community Area has a children’s play area and the castle ruins and river make an ideal picnic spot, riverside walk and place for fishing.
The Clun Valley runs 12.5 miles east to west from Craven Arms to Newcastle on Clun on the B4368 though the course of the River Clun goes south to join the River Teme at Aston on Clun.
As well as walking the Clun Valley is an inspirational place for writers and artists
Textile arttist Bobby Britnall runs textile courses at Moor Hall just outside of Clun
MOOR HALL FARMHOUSE, BETTWS-Y-CRWYN, NEWCASTLE ON CLUN, CRAVEN ARMS, SHROPSHIRE SY7 8PH
There are regular writing courses at the Arvon Foundation at the Hurst, Clun.