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 to lose their catkins but if you look closely you will see their […]

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 it is an opportunity to see other people and to go out. The […]

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 have been a few up dates. I have had one of the curtains […]


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 barrows and allowed to break down in compost bins. Or you can run […]

Grants for Shropshire Market Towns

Shropshire Market Towns have been awarded £167,000 of grants to encourage visitors after the flooding earlier this year and of course in the aftermath of Covid 19. Smaller Market Towns have been granted £50,000 between them. They will each be able to receive a grant of up to £5000. Craven Arms Town Council are going […]

Peregrine Falcon in Craven Arms

I had an email from a friend in Craven Arms in which he told me of his encounter with a Peregrine Falcon. He had been watching the birds in his garden when they all disappeared, something flashed past him and he was aware it was grey. A couple of days later he spotted a bird […]

Shrewsbury Flower Show 2019

Shrewsbury Flower Show is on the 9th and 10th August 2019. The Quarry becomes the bustling centre of Shrewsbury for these two days with the Shrewsbury Flower Show taking centre stage. You do not need to be interested in flowers to find something to do at Shrewsbury Flower Show. There is something for all the […]

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 […]

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 […]