When you come to stay and fish at Docklow Pools, you will find most things you need on site, but if you would like to explore the wonderful surroundings and places of interest within the area, here is a guide as to what to see and where to go during your stay. Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire are all so so close!
View of Docklow Pools from the air
Nearest Town. . . LEOMINSTER.
A 10 minute drive and you are in the wonderful picturesque town of Leominster. A market town of character offering local shops full of home grown produce, supermarkets, pubs and hotels. Antique shops (full of bargains!) clothes shops, banks, chemists, cafes and friendly people!
- Brightwells is an interesting morning for those who like to see whats going on in the world – http://www.brightwells.com/
A beautiful town with a wonderful castle only 20 minutes away from us. http://www.ludlow.org.uk/. Its a family favourite for us and makes a nice afternoon out.
Lots of history, beautiful houses its a must to see before going home.
- Ludlow Castle is fantastic http://www.ludlowcastle.com/
- Fesitval in 2010 is 26th June to 11th July. http://www.ludlowfestival.co.uk/
For a small town there is a lot going on in Bromyard. Its only 7 miles away, nestled nicely under the Bromyard downes.
- Bromyard also has a folk festival in the summer http://www.bromyard-folk-festival.org.uk/
- and its own gala http://www.bromyardgala.org.uk/
HEREFORD, GLOUCESTER and WORCESTER. . .All within a 40 minute drive. Ideal for a full days shopping. The usual high street shops, but set in history. Visit the cathedrals, enjoy the sites, take a day out, then come back and fish! We will advise you on site and make sure you enjoy your trip! Market days: Wednesday-Hereford, Friday-Ludlow.
SHREWSBURY and CHELTENHAM. . .Both within a 55 minute drive.
GOLF. . .O.K we are sure some of you would like to have a round of golf instead of drinks at our bar! We recommend a really good 9 hole course at The Grove, Leominster and also at Bodenham. 18 Hole courses at Leominster, Upper Sapey, Kington, Worcester, Hereford and Tillington. Dont forget we have a nine hole golf course of our own now for residents
Lots of beautiful walks and National Trust places
- Malvern Hills – http://www.malvernhills.org.uk/
- The Long Myd and Church stretton. Beautiful scenary by car or walking – http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-cardingmillvalleyandlongmynd
- Berrington Hall /w-berringtonhall/
- Bircher common – http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-croftcastle
- Elan valley and Rhyader dams – http://www.elanvalley.org.uk/
- Black & white Village routes –
- Hereford Annual raft race – http://www.char.co.uk/
BOOKS. . .Within an easy drive of Docklow lies the town of Hay-On-Wye. Reputedly the “Book capital of England” make a visit, it’s well worth it.
GARDEN CENTRES. . .Wow! . . .too numerous to mention, but Wyevale in Hereford, Webbs of Worcester, Percy Throwers at Shrewsbury come to mind and are all with reach of Docklow Pools. Why not make a day at the castles of Eastnor by Ledbury, Ludlow, Stokesay, Craven Arms, Berrington, Dinmore and Brockhampton. . .step back in time.
RIDING STABLES.. . Very popular with many of our guests. There are several within easy reach of Docklow.
Well I hope this gives you an insight into what the area has to offer. There is much more to enjoy and we are always available to give you ideas and suggestions to make your stay with us more enjoyable.
Red Kite Centre – http://www.gigrin.co.uk/index.html Absolutely brilliant
How to find us…
Our Post Code for a Sat is HR6 0RU, but on some GPS system it take you to a local farm. We’re between Leominster & Bromyard on the A44.
Coming from the M5: Off at Junction 7, and immediately pick up A44 to Leominster. We’re approx 27 miles from M5. Travel through Bromyard aiming for Leominster, pass “Barneby Arms” at Bredenbury (only 3 miles away), follow onto Docklow Village. Docklow Manor on left, Kings Head on the right, keep going but start to look on the right side of the road. As you start to drop down the incline a blue sign saying “Fishermans Arms” and “Docklow Pools” should be seen. If you reach the bottom of the hill youve gone too far!
Coming from Leominster: We’re 4 miles from the by-pass roundabout. Head to Worcester on A44. Follow road until pass a country housing estate at the bottom of the hill, and the road starts to climb a hill. At the top you’ll enter a 50 mph zone start looking left, and there you’ll see a blue sign saying “Fishermans Arms” and “Docklow Pools”. If you pass it by mistake and reach the Kings Head youve gone too far!