SPARC, (Bishop’s Castle’s Sports and
Arts in the Community)
01588 630243 www.teme-leisure.co.uk
The local Sports & Arts in the Community centre (Teme SpArC), which is a great facility for a small town and rural community, lies in the grounds of the Community College at the A488/B4385 junction. The centre includes a Swimming Pool, Sauna, Fitness
Suite, Squash Courts, 3 Court Sports Hall & Studio/Theatre. The studio/theatre and a meeting room are available to hire. Fitness Classes including Fitness Pilates, Aerobics, Circuits, 3 in 1, Abs Blast, Aqua, Body Shock, Cardio & Swiss Ball Blast, Kettle Bells, Military Progression Training and Suspension Training.
(See “Places to Visit” section for the SpArC Theatre)
ONNY VALE TROUT AND COARSE FISHERY
On A488 between Bishop’s Castle and Minsterley.
The Fold, White Grit, Minsterley, Shropshire SY5 OJL
D. & A. Gricmanis
(01588) 650521 07792 609153 www.onnyvalefishery.co.uk
3 trout fishing pools stocked with blues, browns and rainbows to 12lbs. 2 coarse fishing pools consisting of a pleasure pool and a carp specimen pool with carp to 28 lbs plus. There is a fishing lodge with flies for sale, refreshments, good toilet facilities, disabled access and a small caravan and camping site. The whole site is set below Corndon Hill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Access is from the A 488 between Bishop’s Castle and Minsterley. Open all year.
FISHING ON THE CLUN
Day Tickets for fishing the river at Clun are available from
the Post Office in the town.
BISHOP’S CASTLE LAWN TENNIS CLUB
The club has 3 all-weather courts including one Astroturf on land below the mtown off the A488. Visitors are welcome provided that they wear tennis shoes not hard ridged trainers. Coaching available. Daily rate: £3 per person for a 2 hour session. Tennis balls for sale at 4 for £3 and tennis rackets can be borrowed (a small deposit required)
BISHOP’S CASTLE CRICKET CLUB
The club has one of the most beautiful pitches in the country, in the grounds of Lydham Manor about half a mile from the town centre. Spectators are very welcome and information about fixtures can easily be obtained from the website.
BISHOP’S CASTLE BOWLS CLUB
secretary Sarah Jenkins (01588) 673115
The unique, octagonal crown green is at the very heart of the old keep of Bishop’s Castle’s castle which fell into ruin in the late 16th century. The octagonal club house with its stone slate roof and the boundary wall were restored in 2008. The club extends a warm welcome to new members and visitors who want to play or watch a game on this unusual and ancient green. Open: April – September by appointment.
CLUN COMMUNITY AREA
Joan Kerry (01588) 640401
Outdoor ball court and badminton courts are available for hire by visitors. Tennis Court, Ball Court, Children’s Play Area, and BMX track are all at Clun Memorial Hall