Flounders’ Folly – Opening Dates 2019

This post lists the Flounders’ Folly Opening Dates 2019.

Flounders Folly in the early morning sunlight

Flounders’ Folly

Flounders’ Folly – Opening Dates 2019

When the Folly is open a St George’s Flag is flown from the top of the Folly and the planned opening dates for 2019 are listed below:

Sunday 27th January 11:00 – 15:00

Sunday 24th February 11:00 – 15:00

Sunday 31st March 11:00 – 16:00

Friday 19th April 11:00 – 16:00 Good Friday

Monday 22nd April 11:00 – 16:00 Easter Monday

Sunday 28th April 11:00 – 16:00

Monday 6th May 11:00 – 16:00 Bank Holiday Monday

Sunday 26th May 11:00 – 16:00

Monday 27th May 11:00 – 16:00 Bank Holiday Monday

Sunday 30th June 11:00 – 16:00

Sunday 28th July 11:00 – 16:00

Sunday 25th August 11:00 – 16:00

Monday 26th August 11:00 – 16:00 Bank Holiday Monday

Saturday 21st September 11:00 – 14:00 – Heritage Open Day

Sunday 29th September 11:00 – 16:00

Sunday 27th October 11:00 – 15:00

Sunday 24th November 11:00 – 15:00

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 – Opening Dates 2018

Flounders’ Folly

Flounders’ Folly opens to the public on certain days of the year allowing you to 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, Cader Idris, and the Long Mynd as shown below.

View of Long Mynd From Flounders Folly

Flounders’ Folly – Opening Dates 2018

When the Folly is open a St George’s Flag is flown from the top of the Folly and the planned opening dates for 2018 are:

Sunday 28th January 11:00 – 15:00

Sunday 25th February 11:00 – 15:00

Sunday 25th March 11:00 – 16:00

Friday 30th March 11:00 – 16:00 Good Friday

Monday 2nd April 11:00 – 16:00 Easter Monday

Sunday 29th April 11:00 – 16:00

Monday 7th May 11:00 – 16:00 Bank Holiday Monday

Sunday 27th May 11:00 – 16:00

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

Sunday 24th June 11:00 – 16:00

Sunday 29th July 11:00 – 16:00

Sunday 26th August 11:00 – 16:00

Monday 27th August 11:00 – 16:00 Bank Holiday Monday

Saturday 8th September 11:00 – 14:00 – Heritage Open Day

Saturday 9th September 11:00 – 14:00 – Heritage Open Day

Saturday 13th September 11:00 – 14:00 – Heritage Open Day

Saturday 15th September 11:00 – 14:00 – Heritage Open Day

Sunday 30th September 11:00 – 16:00

Sunday 28th October 11:00 – 15:00

Sunday 25th November 11:00 – 15:00

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.

A series of interpretation boards that run round the viewing platform provide illustrations that 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.

Flounders' Folly Interpretation Board

Flounders’ Folly Interpretation Board

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

The Inaugural Shropshire 80K

Here at Folly View Let we cater for guests who visit to enjoy the wide variety of walking available in South Shropshire.

Shropshire Way Main Route Sign

We are very lucky to have the Shropshire Way pass within 500 m of Folly View Let. There are also many local walks that start and finish at the nearby Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

The Shropshire Way 80K

So it is very exciting that the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have organised a new long-distance walking challenge:

Shropshire Way 80K

They describe the Shropshire Way 80K as:

a brand new mass participation challenge walk

The inaugural Shropshire Way 80K, or SW80K for short, will take place over the weekend of 17th and 18th March 2018 when the aim is to complete the 80km (or 50 miles) walk through some of the most beautiful parts of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walkers are expected to complete the challenge in 24 hours.

The walk starts and finishes at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and the majority of the route will follow the main or subsidiary paths of the Shropshire Way.

Hosted by Grow Cook Learn (the charity based at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre) there will be various checkpoints along the route where walkers will have the opportunity to “eat the view” by sampling some of the local produce from the area which Grow Cook Learn aims to promote.

You can find more details using the following links:

And of course if you need a base before the event and somewhere to recover afterwards then you can always stay here at Folly View Let.

Folly View Front Door Map

Folly View Front Door Map

 

The image at the top of this blog post of a Shropshire Way sign on The Wrekin was taken by The joy of all things and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.