About Rudge Estate
Rudge Estate is located in East Shropshire on the boundary with Staffordshire and is comprised of 800 acres of mixed farmland and woodland. The Hall is situated on the highest part of the estate and enjoys incredible views west across the rolling Shropshire hills. At Rudge, our ethos is about providing the best quality product to all of our customers, whether it be, your special wedding day at Rudge Hall, the best equestrian fun ride or a prompt delivery of our seasoned hardwood logs.
We are also very passionate about the countryside we live in. We are part of a stewardship program, which focuses on endangered and struggling habitats and wildlife. On the south-west side of the estate we are very lucky to have a large area of rare low land heath which we are expanding and restoring back to its former beauty. The low land heath habitat provides a home to a host of flora and fauna including Adders, solitary bees and of course heather.
A house has existed on the same site since medieval origins dating back to 14th century when William de Rugge lived at the property. The house and estate has had a few reincarnations over the last 500 years, and more recently in the 1930’s by William Wilson, the current owner’s great grandfather who bought it from the Wright-Boycott family. William Wilson turned a Gothic and rather plain looking house into the redbrick neo Georgian façade of today. The house was briefly out of the family from the late 1980’s until 2014, but is now back in the estate and is in the process of being restored back to its 1930’s interior.
Rudge Estate cross-country course runs over 5 miles around the farm, through picturesque woodland and heath land. With many optional jumps of all sizes, built by the team who made all the jumps for the Olympic course in London 2012. The fun rides we hold throughout the year are over 8 miles long, and it is a really great way to get out into the countryside for riders of all ages and abilities. Some of the fun rides are themed such as at Halloween and Easter, making them even more fun for all the family including the non-riders!!
Rudge Estate includes a 600-acre arable farm which harvests amongst other things, malting barley for Carling, wheat and 100 acres of Asparagus.
Our logs are sourced sustainably from our woodland, processed and seasoned on the farm. With free local delivery we aim to provide excellent service and the best quality hard wood logs to our customers.