Eaton Manor Dark Skies

On  Saturday 6th July 2019 the Shropshire Astronomical Society are organising an Eaton Manor Dark Skies event. The event starts at 3pm and there is an entry fee of £2. Eaton Manor Dark Skies will have Space related activities including Meteor, Solar and Stellar observing. There will be a Telescope clinic, so don’t forget to […]

Walking Festivals and Challenges 2019

Shropshire is a great area for walking in and for those of you who enjoy organised events I have put together a list of some of our local walking festivals. I will give a quick summary and let you research further. Bishops Castle Ramble, Scramble, Amble, May 11th 2019. Three walks from Bishops Castle or […]

Local Cycling events 2019

Here are some local cycling events with a quick summary of each. You will need to research further for more details. Bishops Castle Tandem Triathlon Saturday July 6th 2019. A fun inclusive event, dressing up is encouraged, as is partaking of local hoteliers. Arts Alive Charity Cycle Challenge starts at Clun on the 7th July […]

Ramble, Scramble, or Amble 2019

Ramble, Scramble, Amble is on Saturday 11th May 2019  starting from Bishops Castle with all proceeds going to Bloodwise. With the start in Bishops Castle the Ramble Scramble Amble takes the walkers through some beautiful South Shropshire countryside. The Ramble is a 22.5 mile circular walk. The Scramble is 13 miles and the Amble is […]

Things to Do in Ludlow

This post is about Things to Do in Ludlow, and in this series of blogs I hope I am giving you ideas of things to do which are going to cost you pennies but also some that are free. Ludlow Castle. Did you know it used to be the capital of Wales? There is lots […]

Ludlow Races Autumn 2018

Ludlow has a National Hunt Race Course just to the north on the A49. There are beautiful views of Titterstone Clee and up to Wenlock Edge. I have listed the dates here you may be lucky and find a date the coincides with your stay at Folly View. Ludlow Races New Autumn Season 2018 Date.  […]

Bishop’s Castle Tandem Triathlon

On Saturday 30th June 2018 the Bishop’s Castle Tandem Triathlon will be taking place. There is the usual swim, bike ride and run but there are two bike rides and you share the work with a team member. This event is open to all abilities and those who are competitive and those who want a […]

Ludlow Food Festival 2017

The Ludlow Food Festival is the UK’s first ever Food Festival and celebrates it’s 23rd year in 2017 starting on Friday 8th September and lasting through Sunday 10th September. The festival features real food, ale, cider, perry, wine and more from the Marches. Many of the more than 180 local food and drink suppliers offer […]

Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival

The twelfth annual Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival runs from Friday 18th August 2017 until bank holiday Monday 28th August across a range of venues in Bridgnorth. The history of this event is interesting and shares in the evolution of the Shrewsbury Folk Festival. The Bridgnorth Folk Festival was held for many years on the […]

Ride the Shropshire Marches

Ride the Shropshire Marches Sportive is on Sunday 21st May. There are two distances 65 miles starting at 9.30am and 35 miles starting at 10 am. The start and finish are at Wistanstow Village Hall. The entrance fees are £25 for the longer distance and £20 for the shorter distance. The funds raised from this […]