Category: Walking

Spring Marches On

We have had a few sunny days which make everything in nature burst into life. We have had the odd rainy day which, of course, helps. The daffodils are now past their best but there is so much out there to look

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Walking Dillie on Onny Meadows I spotted two white bird bums flying away from me. I knew them to be Bullfinch rear ends, as they are a brilliant white. I watched until they settled on the ground to confirm a male and

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Beguildy Heights

We drove up to the heights above Beguildy. Beguildy is on the border of England and Wales. It was a lovely drive through the Shropshire Hills along quiet country lanes. We saw a Red Kite feeding on a dead rabbit in the

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Spring Firsts of 2022

Walking with Dillie on Onny Meadows in Craven Arms today, I heard my first Chiff Chaff, chiff chaffing away. It was definitely on it own, no one was chiff chaffing back. I saw two Long Tailed Tits, without any hangers on, paired

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Bishops Castle Walking Festival 2022

Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival starts on Thursday 5th May until Sunday 8th May 2022. This will be the 22nd year of this event. The guided walks are led by local volunteers, taking in open hill tops, winding valleys, tiny hamlets, country lanes,

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Ramble, Amble, Scramble

Ramble, Amble, Scramble was set up about ten years ago to raise money for research into blood cancer. The walks can be walked between May 17th to May 30th 2022. Application to take part is between March 1st until May 16th 2022.

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Things to Do in Church Stretton

My “Things to Do” series is carrying on, this time with Church Stretton. Church Stretton is the only town in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, all the hills surrounding are included within the designation. Carding Mill Valley is walking distance from

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The Heron

The Heron has become very familiar over the last few weeks. Whenever I am walking Dillie on Onny Meadows The Heron is there, stock still, peering at the ground. As the Winter has gone on he lets the walker get closer before

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Shropshire Walks

There are beautiful walks in Shropshire. There are several long distance walks nearby. The Shropshire Way is within half a mile of Folly View. There are walks from the door of Folly View. There are walks you can drive out to. Or

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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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