Just a short drive from Alkington Grange Barns is the wonderful Brown Moss, a superb play ground for all ages. As a family the children had the most amazing time, den building, very simply using long pieces of wood, but which when laid togther against a bough of a tree creates the most fantastic den.......dont forget the roof and a small chimney!! The childrens imaginations can go wild in this beautiful environment.
"With its marshes, pools, heathland and woodland, a great variety of wildlife flourishes here, including great spotted woodpeckers, jays, and common and great crested newts. In the summer, large numbers of froglets can be seen making a mass exodus from the pools, whilst dragonflies are glimpsed hunting around the ponds and woodland edges.
There are several reasonably level, well defined circular walks, most of which require stout footwear or wellingtons.
This 32 hectare site is one of Shropshire’s most important places for plants, with over 200 species of native wildflowers, including the rare Floating Water Plantain, possibly the rarest plant in Britain, and a collection of other wetland plants found in few other sites in England. Because of its wildlife interest, Brown Moss is designated as a Local Nature Reserve, Site of Special Scientific Interest, Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and RAMSAR site."
For more information go to : http://www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/site/brown-moss-countryside-heritage-site/
There are lovely circular walks to be done, none of them too hard going, a great place for dogs to come and sniff about (please keep them on the lead) bring a picnic and soak up the peace and quite of wonderful rural north shropshire!!!
There is plenty of parking which is free.....all they ask is to bring your litter home and follow the country code....enjoy your day!