Guided walks from Mellington Hall Hotel

If you fancy exploring the great outdoors with your own personal guide, Mellington Hall can tailor any country walk just for you, whether it be a 12 mile hike with castles and forts thrown in, a pub lunch in between, or a National Trail. Our local walking expert is Helen, an experienced walker and map reader, […]

Woodland Walks: don’t get lost in the Ivy Grove!

There are three smashing walks around the grounds at Mellington Hall – with fairly easy going for the most part, and some spectacular views. You can download a map here.


The place takes its name from the river Clun upon which it stands. Deriving from an earlier Colun, it shares its very early British root with the two rivers Colne, in Lancashire and Essex, each of which has a town of the same name on its banks (Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names). The town […]

Bishop’s Castle

Bishop’s Castle is a small town situated in the Marches, an unspoilt area of outstanding natural beauty on the borders of England and Wales. It has a long and proud history, a strong sense of community, and has plenty to offer the discerning visitor who values peace and quiet away from the crowds. The town […]

Clun Castle

Clun Castle started as a Motte and Bailey castle, built by the Norman, Robert de Say, around 1140-50, as part of the Marcher lordship known as the Honour of Clun. Overlooking the River Clun and close to the confluence of the Clun and River Usk, the site was chosen for its defensive advantage and the […]

A Walk Around Bury Ditches Hill Fort

The Bury Ditches Hillfort, near Lydbury North dates from the 1st Millennium B.C. and is considered to be one of the finest hillforts in Britain. The hillfort is on Forestry Commission land so it is freely accessible to members of the public, with a car park close by.  This walk takes you round the fort, […]

Walcot Wood

Owned by the National Trust, the wood is remnant of ancient pasture woodland, once part of a large Elizabethan Deer Park. It is dominated by unusually shaped 400 year old veteran oak trees which are home to rare lichens and beetles. The Wood, which lies in a small valley below Bury Ditches Hill Fort and […]