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On Site Facilities
What You Will Find At Wigmore Lodges
Disclaimer: I have stayed at Wigmore Lakes lodges for a weekend with my family. This was a paid trip and the view here represents my own opinion of the site.
Wigmore Lodges are in a handy location to visit Sherwsbury and Telford where you will find shops and historic towns. Both Shrewsbury and Telford have some great parks alongside the city centre.
Wigmore’s lodges are more prefab plastic built lodges that is on the smaller size when compared to other lodges we have stayed in. We had an Oxmoor lodge that was right on the lake and we did some fishing from in front of the lodge. This had a hot tub at the front which lacked a little privacy when getting in and out. You can read my fishing guide further down the page.
The lodges were very well kept as was the site. The welcome pack had a lemon drizzle cake in that was fantastic! The lodge was comfortable for a weekend but I’m not sure I could have stayed there for a week personally. It is a good place for a quick break from the world!
What Else Will You Find On Site
There are 2 fishing lakes at Wigmore with the smaller lake being closest to the lodges. The larger lake is the match fishing lake and there was a match on while we were there and some serious weights of fish were getting caught.
The main lake looks good for catching slivers, small carp and F1’s from what I saw. It is very heavily stocked and suits float fishing with a rod or pole. I’d expect you’d catch a lot on a small method feeder too. I never fished the lake as we choose to fish the lake by the lodge.
The lake by the lodges is the smaller of the two. Two of the lodges are right in front of the lake. They do not have private pegs on the lake but we were able to fish from the bank right in front of our lodge. There was another lodge guest from the lodges further who fished a couple of pegs down from us.
We were there in May and the fishing was good. The average size of carp being caught was 4-7lb and the runs were plentiful. Due to the weather, we only managed to fish for 3 hours but did bank 8 carp in that time and missed a couple of runs too.
The pegs down from the lodges fish to the island and this is a narrow gap so you don’t need any heavy gear. We caught all the carp from the reeds along the island. I think the lake is well stocked as we could see carp moving all over the lake during the day. The person alongside us banked a few carp as well from the end of the island and out in the middle.
Here’s the peg
The lakes are great for fishing with children as the action is fast-paced enough to keep them interested and there is still room for them to run around on the grass.
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What Is In The Local Area
There are lots to do in the local area if you are there for a short break or a longer stay. I live around 45 minutes from Shrewsbury and visit that area of Shropshire regularly.
Things to do near Wigmore Lakes
1 – Visit Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury is a lovely old town that has lots to do other than the shops. You can take a long walk along the magnificent River Severn (and stop for lunch at the boathouse – highly recommend).
Alongside the river, you’ll find a good-sized play area for children along with a splash pad that is open on the weekends in the warmer months and in the summer holidays too. Further into the park are the dingle sunken gardens to walk around and these always look spectacular.
The playground, splash pad and gardens are all free to use.
2 – Visit Attingham Park
Attingham Park is a National Trust property on the outskirts of Shrewsbury. There is a very large and impressive manor house that you can walk around as well as a vast site including a large deer park. The River Tern flows through the site and there are many walks around.
For the children there are the fields of play – This is a massive area of grass with some swings, slides, tunnels and more to play on. We often visit here and the children spend hours running around the grass banks, climbing on logs and generally having a great time! It is worth taking a football/ cricket set etc if you have them.
If you like some more history there is a historic trail around the site showing where the grounds were used during World War 2.
3 – Vist Telford & IronBridge
Telford is a town steep in industrial history with Iron Bridge gorge close by. In Telford, you’ll find a large shopping centre and numerous restaurants. Right by the shopping centre is Telford Town Park. This has play areas for different age ranges and lots of activities you can do while there
- High ropes climbing
- Bike hire and trails
- Football cages for 3 v 3 football
- Disk golf course
- Mini golf course
- 3 fishing lakes
Around Telford and Iron bridge, there are a number of museums and places to visit. Take a step back in time to Bliss Hill victorian village. Our favourite one to visit is Enginuity – Fun, science and engineering museum.
Distances To Nearest Facilities
Wigmore Site Map
Important: This is a final plan for all the lodges on site. Only a handful of them are actually built at the time of writing.
*Site map was taken from source and is subject to change, check the website for the most up to date information.