Rectory Wood is truly a place to ‘stand and stare’. Take a wander through the woodland, with plenty of rest stops to admire the views and soak up the unique atmosphere.

Rectory Wood is nestled picturesquely between the pretty town of Church Stretton and the wild expanse of the Long Mynd. In a study in the Independent newspaper in 2009, this site was voted the ‘least stressful’ spot in England!’ So why not go and judge for yourself?

Stand and Stare in Rectory Wood image

It is believed that the design of Rectory Wood has been influenced by Capability Brown and the remains of old buildings and pathways still lie hidden in the trees. The path network through the site is good with bridges crossing the babbling brook and steps leading up the steep hills. Walking through the site reveals wonderful views of the surrounding Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.