Fishmore Hall is a former Georgian mansion, transformed into a contemporary boutique hotel and situated in one of the most quintessentially British market towns, Ludlow in Shropshire. Fishmore Hall serves as the perfect base for an active walking holiday as it boasts uninterrupted views towards the rural Shropshire landscape and the Clee Hill in the distance, with access to walking routes from their doorstep.

According to ABTA's 2016 Travel Trends report, there has been an increase in UK holiday-makers from all generations seeking active holidays. The rolling Shropshire Hills are the perfect location for walkers wishing to explore the hills, valleys and forests of The Marches. A designated area of outstanding natural beauty, there are a variety of trails for all levels of walker to discover.

For those wishing to give their four legged friends a breath of fresh air this summer, Fishmore Hall is proud to be dog friendly and, for just £30, dogs are welcome to retire back to the hotel alongside ramblers for a well deserved rest.

There are plenty of things to do in Ludlow whilst visiting Fishmore Hall for your active break. Just a short 10 minute stroll from the hotel is the vibrant market town of Ludlow, which is home to a host of independent delis, arts and crafts stores, and an award-winning market. Walk by the picturesque River Teme, or visit the impressive ruins of Ludlow Castle.

Named as The Telegraph's 'top foodie hotspot in Britain', and frequently cited as the 'gastronomic capital of the Midlands', Ludlow plays host to a selection of fine restaurants, including Forelles, Fishmore Hall's 3AA Rosette restaurant. Each September, this foodie destination hosts the highly acclaimed Ludlow Food Festival, where Forelles' head chef Andrew Birch will be demonstrating his culinary excellence.

Welsh Chef of the Year 2004, Andrew Birch is fast making a name for himself in the world of gastronomy. Andrew joined the team at Fishmore Hall in late 2014 and has since crafted delicious tasting menus, cementing Forelles as a stand out spot on Ludlow's foodie map.