Stepping out - into the countryside
The centre itself sits on a 30-acre site, the Onny Meadows, which stretches down to the River Onny. The native planting of trees and wildflowers along with ponds make it an ideal place for a gentle stroll, and the perfect location for many of our events. Weaving through it is our sculpture trail, which comprises nine pieces of land art, so there is even more things to discover if you choose to take a stroll.
If you want to travel further afield there are plenty of options. For more details on any of these, follow the appropriate link on this page.
Walks and bike rides
There are four way-marked walks and six cycle rides from the centre out into the heart of the countryside. All are circular so you can pick up the appropriate leaflet from the centre in the morning, leave your car in our car park and spend the day exploring. The shop also stocks a wide range of leaflets and books containing other walking and cycling routes in the local area.
For a more high-tech method of exploration, you could follow one of our geocaching trails out into the countryside. On these themed treasure hunts, you use a hand-held GPS unit to point you in the right direction!
Craven Arms Shamblers
This local group of walkers meet at the Discovery Centre on the second and fourth weeks at 10.30am for an enjoyable stroll into the countryside and anyone is welcome to come along and join them. Walks are typically a couple of hours at a casual pace.