Country Shopping

Meander crafters create or manufacture 80% of the product within the boundaries of the Meander, they make quilts, leatherwork, herbal products, handmade soap, candles, furniture or other craftwork. Midlands artists are world-class and known internationally.

Dargle Valley Pottery is the largest stocked gallery on the Midlands Meander with a vast range of pottery on display. You can find anything from glazed garden pots, terracotta garden pots, outdoor and indoor . Now situated and selling from one of the old Railway houses in Lions River. 


The Nottingham Road Brewery. Nestling in the shady grounds of the elegant Rawdons Hotel, in the heart of the Midlands Meander, you’ll find a thriving independent brewery which has long been delighting locals and visitors with a range of naturally brewed ales and lagers. Tel: 033 266 672


Shuttleworth Weaving is set in one of the beautiful natural forests of the Natal Midlands in South Africa. Set in the foothills of the Drakensberg, a winding country road will lead you to a quiet studio on a hillside, looking over a peaceful valley. In operation for over thirty years, our family-owned business produces high quality mohair carpets and throws, with a special emphasis on texture and colour in the weaving. We use environmentally friendly natural fibres, developing our own special hand-spun yarns. We are committed also to our workers, offering them, as far as we are able, the same kind of lifestyle we aspire to make a decent and satisfying living in a rural setting by handwork which is original and beautiful. Tel: 033 266 6818


See the Midlands Meander Brochure for many other Shopping experiences.