Around Cotton Farm

The countryside around the farm rewards exploration. We've created a circular walk to help you, but there are many other footpaths that you can use - ask us for details or to borrow an OS map.

The farm is in the valley of the River Gowy, and has a wealth of wildlife, which we've done a great deal to encourage. The farm is in the Countryside Stewardship scheme, and we have made many improvements to benefit the flora and fauna on the farm, including planting hedges and creating wildflower meadows.

Walk Mill is a very interesting place to visit - it's a new working mill built on the site of a very old water mill. We use the flour from Walk Mill in all our cooking at Cotton Farm, including the bread you eat at breakfast!

The villages around Cotton Edmunds are pretty - Christleton is particularly attractive, with its large pond which is always lively with waterfowl. A pair of swans breeds on it most years, gliding between the ducks and moorhens.

Waverton has a small parade of shops and a post office. The Shropshire Union Canal runs through both Waverton and Christleton, and the towpath makes a very pleasant footpath linking the two villages.