Flounders Folly – Opening Dates Autumn 2016


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Flounders Folly – Opening Dates Autumn 2016

We named our holiday let “Folly View” because you can see Flounders Folly from your self-catering accommodation.

Flounder’s Folly is a well-known a local monument (or folly) in South Shropshire which can be seen for miles in this area – especially from the A49 between Craven Arms and Church Stretton. The folly is a stone tower some 16 feet square and 80 feet high and stands on Callow Hill just north of Craven Arms.

The folly is open to visitors only on certain days of the year and whilst there is no fixed entrance fee you are requested to make a small donation to The Flounders’ Folly Trust to support the maintenance of this landmark.

The remaining opening dates for 2016 are:

Saturday 10th September 13:30 – 16:00

Sunday 11th September 13:30 – 16:00

Sunday 25th September 11:00 – 15:00

Tuesday 25th October 11:00 – 15:00

Sunday 27th November 11:00 – 15:00

When the Folly is open a St George’s Flag is flown from the top of the Folly. You can then climb the 78 stone steps to the viewing platform at the top. On a clear day you can expect wonderful views of the Malvern Hills, the Black Mountains, and Cader Idris. A series of illustrations  that run round the viewing platform help you to identify the landmarks you can see in the 306 degree panorama.

You can learn more about Flounders’ Folly from additional blog posts.

You can walk from Folly View Let to Flounders Folly (approximately 2 miles) and there are clearly marked trails and footpaths from the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. You should allow 45 minutes to an hour to reach the Folly and be aware that the climb up Callow Hill is quite steep.

The best place to park for a visit to Flounders’ Folly is at the foot of Callow Hill on the road from Lower Dinchope to Westhope, SO 457854, where you will see a small interpretation board.

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