Category: Shropshire

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Working in the garden today I have seen a Hummingbird Hawk Moth. It was feeding on the valerian, hovering like a Hummingbird and putting its long tongue into the flowers to feed. Every few seconds moving onto the next flower. I have

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Shropshire Outdoor Show 2022

The Shropshire Outdoor Show will be held at the Field Studies Council, Preston Montford on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2022. This event will have lots of Bushcraft demonstrations. How to build camps, how to light fires, how to cook on

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National Trust Properties to Visit From Folly View

There are several National Trust Properties within easy driving distance of Folly View. Some of these National Trust properties are reached by drives through the beautiful South Shropshire countryside. To the south, in Herefordshire is Berrington Hall with a lovely walled garden,

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Shropshire Way 80k Over for 2022

Well the Shropshire Way 80k is over for 2022. There was a fantastic turnout, with over 600 runners. The Shropshire Way 80k is a fundraising event for the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. This year they hope to develop further a wetland area

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Shrewsbury Music Festivals 2022

Over the coming year there a number of Music Festivals in Shrewsbury. Some are at The Quarry, Shrewsbury’s Park or at Greenhous West Mids Showground which is within easy reach of the town centre. Shrewsbury Fake Festival will be at The Quarry

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Three Folk Festivals 2022

There are three Folk Festivals in Shropshire which have become favourites on the Folk circuit. The Beardy Folk Festival at Hopton Court Hopton Wafers will be on from the 16th to the 19th June 2022. Camping and Clamping available with Martin Simpson

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Spring 2021 Has Sprung

Spring 2021 Has sprung here in Shropshire. We had a wonderful displays of snowdrops in February, a Spring precursor. We now have beautiful daffodils blooming everywhere. The banks at the road sides have clumps of pale yellow primroses. Hazel trees are beginning

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Covid Times

We hope everyone of our customers are keeping well during Covid Times. Here at Folly View we are both looking forward to having our Covid Vaccinations later this week. It seems silly to get excited about going to have a vaccination but

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Covid 2021

We are beginning to see bookings for this Summer and Autumn. We have left our rates at the same level as last year. Folly View has been cleaned and is ready and waiting for guests to arrive from April 12th 2021. There

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Autumn has arrived in Shropshire. The trees are changing colour with hues of red, yellow and brown appearing in the green woodlands on the hill sides. On dry days piles of leaves are gathering in corners ready to be collected in wheel

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