Spotlight On: Tilstock – Things to Do & See

Here at CB Homes, we place a pretty big emphasis on location when undertaking our housing development projects. Today, we’d like to take a closer look at one of these developments and its location in particular. The Pastures is a development located in the tranquil setting of Tilstock, just south of Whitchurch town. We have 11 bespoke, beautifully-crafted houses at The Pastures ranging from 2 to 4 bedrooms (see the end of this blog post for any remaining available plots). The North Shropshire village is perfect for those looking to settle into a quieter, slow-paced life – but that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of things to do!

What’s going on in Tilstock?

As Tilstock is in such a rural setting, you can probably guess that nature and wildlife is one of its key attractions. There are plenty of walking and cycling routes to enjoy if you like to get out and about. The #GetOutside campaign by Ordnance Survey has a dedicated page to Tilstock on their website. Here, you can browse the village’s coordinates and recommended routes completed by OS Maps users. The routes and trails are detailed with length in km and difficulty (leisurely, moderate, energetic).

The Horseshoes Inn

If you move to Tilstock, you’ll soon become familiar with the Horseshoes Inn. This quaint family pub is located on Wem Road – less than a ten-minute walk from The Pastures. Horseshoes Inn is a welcoming pub serving real ales, it’s also dog-friendly and suitable for any walkers who might need a little refresher. Regular quiz nights are hosted here so if you like to test your general knowledge, keep your eye out!

Brown Moss Nature Reserve

Just a ten-minute drive from the village is Brown Moss Nature Reserve. This primaeval reserve is as flat as it comes with pools, mosses and peat. For budding geologists and nature-lovers alike, Brown Moss is a fantastic place to visit. There’s plenty of parking and a great walking route to take you around the entirety of the reserve. The BBC even covered Brown Moss in their Nature Features, so it must be worth a visit!

Skydive Tilstock

For the braver souls among us, Skydive Tilstock is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience! Of course, it’s not going to be your average Saturday activity (unless you decide to take it up as a hobby!) but we think it’s perfect for anyone who visits you from out of town. There’s plenty of information about Skydive Tilstock on their website, where you can find out what’s on offer.

Alderford Lake

Maybe skydiving isn’t for everyone… but we think Alderford Lake might be. This beautiful site has something for all the family – from walking to wild water swimming! If you’re a bit of a water baby, there’s no end to the activities for you in the water. You’re welcome to bring your canoes or kayaks or simply have a swim. Of course, you can take in the sights with a wildlife walk and have a well-deserved refresher in the cafe. They serve all sorts using local ingredients – including afternoon tea! Check out the Alderford website here for more information and handy details.

Nearby market town of Whitchurch

If you fancy a little more buzz, the busy market town of Whitchurch is only a ten-minute drive away. Whilst village life is lovely and peaceful, sometimes we need a little more entertainment! There is an abundance of shops in Whitchurch, including all your favourite supermarkets for when you need to stock up. You could easily spend a whole day exploring the independent shops and foodie spots!

Fancy living here?

We currently have one plot left at The Pastures development. The Drayton is a stunning four bedroom detached home with a double garage, fitted quality kitchen and open plan kitchen. For more information on this beautiful Tilstock home, visit its dedicated page on our website here.