Monstay is a working farm in Northern Herefordshire. Whilst staying on the farm you'll get to see every aspect of rural life, from the rearing and husbandry of animals to environmental conservation schemes and renewable energy production.

Monstay Farm

Ludlow Parkrun

Ludlow has one of the toughest parkruns in the UK, so if you're looking for a Saturday morning challenge then head on down to Monstay. Our campsite is opposite the course start, meaning you can get the maximum lie-in (or extended warm-up) on a Saturday morning before the big event. We're only 5 minutes walk, so pitch your tent, strap on your running shoes and use us as a base for that big PB!

Mortimers Forest

Walking - Monstay is surrounded on all sides by the ancient Mortifers Forest. There is direct access from the farm to miles of footpaths and bridleways within the forest which are perfect for all walking abilities, including dogwalking and horse riding.

Mountain Biking - The farm is just 500m from the Bringewood championship-grade downhill course. Along with many other mountain biking courses in the forest, the Bringewood course is free and open all year round to the public. On certain weekends there is an uplift service (see Pearce Events for more information.

Wider Area


Historic Town - Dating back to the 10th Century, the town, dominated by it's magnificent castle and church, is a focal point for the history and culture of South Shropshire. More information can be found on the Ludlow Tourist Information Website.

Annual Events

Ludlow Food Festival, 2nd Weekend in September.

Ludlow Spring Food Festival, Mid-May.

Ludlow Fringe Festival, Mid-June/Early July.

Ludlow Arts Festival, 15 miles.

Ludlow Green Festival, 2nd Weekend of July.

Ludlow Medieval and Christmas Fayre, Last Weekend of November.


Ludlow Castle, 3 miles.

Stokesay Castle, 9 miles.

Wigmore Castle, 5 miles.

Leisure Activities and Attractions

Cycle Hire (Wheely Wonderful Cycling), 3 miles.

Leisure Centre and Pool (Ludlow Leisure Centre), 3 miles.

Golf and Ten Pin Bowling (The Grove), 10 miles.

Soft Play Area (Mickey Millers Playbarn), 10 miles.

Horse Riding (North Farm Riding School), 2 miles.

Paintballing, Quad Biking and Clay Pigeon Shooting (Oaker Wood Leisure), 9 miles.

Steam Railway (Severn Valley Railway), 20 miles.


Ludlow Museum, 3 miles.

Acton Scott Working Farm, 12 miles.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, 10 miles.

Shrewsbury Museum, 25 miles.

Ironbridge Museums, 20 miles.

Food, Caf├ęs, Pubs and Restaurants

Ludlow Food Centre, 4 miles.

Wroxeter Vineyard, 25 miles.

Monkland Cheese Dairy, 15 miles.

Numerous other pubs, cafes and restaurants; please ask us for our experiences.