Flounders’ Folly – Opening Dates 2017


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Flounders’ Folly – Opening Dates 2017

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


Flounders Folly in the Morning Sunlight

When the Folly is open a St George’s Flag is flown from the top of the Folly and the planned opening dates for 2017 are:

Sunday 29th January 11:00 – 15:00

Sunday 26th February 11:00 – 15:00

Sunday 26th March 11:00 – 16:00

Friday 14th April 11:00 – 16:00 Good Friday

Sunday 17th April 11:00 – 16:00 Easter Sunday

Sunday 30th April 11:00 – 16:00

Monday 1st May 11:00 – 16:00 Bank Holiday Monday

Sunday 28th May 11:00 – 16:00

Monday 29th May 11:00 – 16:00 Bank Holiday Monday

Sunday 25th June 11:00 – 16:00

Sunday 30th July 11:00 – 16:00

Sunday 27th August 11:00 – 16:00

Monday 28th August 11:00 – 16:00 Bank Holiday Monday

Saturday 9th September 13:30 – 16:00 Heritage Open Day

Sunday 10th September 13:30 – 16:00 Heritage Open Day

Sunday 24th September 11:00 – 16:00

Sunday 29th October 11:00 – 15:00

Sunday 26th November 11:00 – 15:00

On these open days you can climb the 78 stone steps to the viewing platform where 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 360 degree panorama of the whole area around Craven Arms and Church Stretton including the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

You can learn more about Flounders’ Folly in an earlier blog post.

Flounders’ Folly is within walking distance – approximately 2 miles – of Folly View Let along 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.

If you prefer you can drive and park 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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