Local Attractions & Things To Do…

Ty Mawr Camping and Caravanning Site is located in a beautiful area of North Shropshire: known as the ‘Shropshire Lake District’.

Walking and Cycling

Ty Mawr is a short walk from Colemere, the second largest of the glacial meres in North Shropshire and the only one to have a full circular walk.  Colemere was recently featured in The Guardian newspaper as one of the top ten walks in the UK. You can read more about Colemere here.

Ty Mawr is a three mile walk from Ellesmere, a small rural town that is home to the largest mere in North Shropshire which shares its name with the town- Ellesmere.


Ty Mawr Camping and Caravanning Site is on the Llangollen canal so as long as you have a rod license you can fish directly from the canal side of the site.

Local Amenities

The nearest local amenities are Ellesmere, which is about 3 miles or a 10 minute drive away from the campsite.  Ellesmere has an independent delicatessen and patisserie, quality butchers, newsagents, cake shop, Co-op, and Tesco as well as several pubs and take-aways.

Other Attractions

Hawkestone Park, the famous site of the stone table where the original Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe was filmed is about 7 miles or a 20 minute drive away.  It features a golf course along with a beautifully maintained gardens/site that is full of follies like the ‘Stone Table’, making for some very interesting walks.

Whixall Mossess is a short walk away and is a SSSI, as is Colemere.  Whitemere and Blakemere are also within walking distance.

The site is located about 30 minutes away from a specialist Nature Aquarium Store which is the only one of its kind in the UK and is worth a visit if you are interested in natural aquatic life or aquascaping.  The store is called The Green Machine and is located in Wrexham, North Wales.

Adjacent to The Green Machine is Erdigg, a National Trust property with a country house and gardens.

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