Shelford is small quiet and peaceful, a traditional farming village. There is a playing field on East Street with a children's play area and football goal. The Church, St Peter and St Paul is well worth a visit. There is a pub, at the other end of the village, The Earl of Chesterfield. There are many walks surrounding the village in the unspoiled countryside please ask for directions.
The surrounding Villages.
- Perfect for a drink or meal overlooking the river with three establishments offering a very different choice. There is also a great walk down by the river past the lock complete with an excellent tea room and free parking.
- Perhaps best known for Lowdham Leisure World for Caravans, Motor Caravans and accessories, David Fullers just past them is also well worth a look and a little further along on the right Lodge Farm sell caravans and accessories. In Lowdham itself there is a small Co-op, a pharmacy, off licence, Post Office and an excellent bookshop.
- Just past Lowdham on the road to Southwell there is the superb, award winning Gonalston Farm Shop, selling superior meat, fish and a wide range of delicious foods and vegetables.
- Radcliffe on Trent
- The nearest 'big' village with pubs restaurants supermarkets and takeaways, the free car parks do not have height barriers.
- Slightly bigger than Radcliffe with more choice including a Sainsbury's Local. Once again free parking. The Handicentre in Bingham supply calor gas and they will deliver to site.
- East Bridgford
- Two pubs and two small shops plus a Garden Centre.
The nearest large supermarket, a Morrisons superstore, is 6 miles away at Gamston, just off the A52 towards Nottingham. The nearest garage is 2 miles away at the Saxondale roundabout on the A52 towards Bingham.
For more on the local area you can go to the Visit Nottingham web site