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)
FISHING ON THE CLUN
Day Tickets for fishing the river at Clun are available from
the Post Office in the town.
ONNY VALE TROUT AND COARSE FISHERY
On A488 between Bishop’s Castle and Minsterley.
The Fold, White Grit, Minsterley, Shropshire SY5 OJL
(01588) 650521 07792 609153 www.onnyvalefishery.co.uk
D. & A. Gricmanis
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
BISHOP’S CASTLE LAWN TENNIS CLUB – Play tennis in the Shropshire Hills AONB
Fancy a game of tennis in spectacular surroundings and a welcoming community. Bishop’s Castle Tennis Club is where playing tennis is made easy and enjoyable. For nearly 100 years, tennis has been played on the Club’s appropriately named Love Lane grounds, with their spectacular views of the Long Mynd, Stiperstones, the south Shropshire hills, buzzards and red kites. The courts are in a superb location adjacent to the A488 road (SY9 5DW), adjacent to the Bishop’s Castle Railway track bed and a short distance from Bishop’s Castle’s town centre with its rich variety of cafes and pubs: the historic Three Tuns brewery; and the hanging gardens of the Castle Hotel. It’s about a 7 -minute walk from town by public footpath.
Car parking and toilet facilities are available in the Club House. The Club is a Covid Secure Venue.
There are two floodlit hard courts and an AstroTurf court available for early risers from 8am until night owls finish at 11pm, all year round. Local & Visitors enjoy “Pay and Play’ tennis for £10 per hour per court (up to four players), paid and booked online. You’ll receive a booking confirmation with details on how to access the courts. Book at https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/BishopsCastleTennisClub/Booking Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bishopscastletennis For more information please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
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 07973 568714
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.