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01588 676060     info@shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk

Onny Meadows

30 acre meadows beside the River Onny at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

These riverside water meadows lie behind Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. The Meadows' surfaced paths provide access to the fields and pools via a wheelchair accessible viewing platform. In Spring and Summer the pools are alive with wildlife. Other unsurfaced paths range further and explore the banks of the River Onny.

Path/Site Information

The hard-packed, generally level, surfaced paths provide a half-mile (700m) circuit. In very wet weather the paths can be boggy in places but are generally good. The circuit includes access to a pond viewing platform. Mown paths along the river bank are best tackled in summer when dry. There are some gates. Bench seating is located in attractive settings.

All ability access paths were new in 2017, making access to the popular Kingfisher Corner much easier for those using buggies or wheelchairs. Here you will find a wheelchair friendly picnic bench to enjoy your lunch whilst you enjoy the peaceful meander of the River Onny.

Please note that whilst we make every effort to ensure that our paths provide suitable access for wheelchair users, we can't guarantee that the surface will always be smooth enough to allow access foe everyone. If you are unsure about access, please call the Centre prior to your visit and we will be happy to advise you.

The Discovery Centre provides parking, a shop, toilets and a gallery café. It has an exhibition called ‘Shropshire Hills Through Time,’ and provides free wifi access.


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Upcoming Events...

30 Jun

Discovery Club - Leaf Hammering and Dandelion Ink

A club for 3 - 7 years olds packed full of fun things to do encouraging chil...

22 Jul

Classic Car Show Knighton Historic Vehicle Club

Come along to this annual event.

27 Jul

Peter Rabbit - Flicks in the Sticks

Flicks in the Sticks – Peter Rabbit (PG) Friday 27th July - Film starts at 5.30 with themed crafts, refreshments ...

28 Jul

Discovery Club - Journey Sticks and Scent Potions

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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is operated by Grow Cook Learn, a registered charity, connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills, providing opportunities to local people and visitors to learn and discover.
Registered Charity in England Number 1158795