Folly View Open again

We have had our first guests and all went well.

They had a lovely time. They did lots of cycling and particularly liked the Long Mynd.

My change over went well except I was very hot and bothered.

I wished I could have joined our departing guests on their stop off at the Millennium Green in Ludlow for a paddle in the River Teme.

We changed over the fridge freezer which had expired and I had finished the last dining room chair which is now in Folly View.

New guests arrived safely.

All the ironing is done, Sunday morning was cool, perfect for ironing duties.

We look forward to seeing our guests over the next few months at Folly View.

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Shropshire Hills – Shropshire’s Beauty

Back in September here at Folly View Let we blogged about Sheer Folly from Wood’s Brewery that we have included in our Welcome Pack for guests.

Now that Sheer Folly is no longer available we are including another beer from our closest local brewery, Wood’s Brewery at Wistanstow, a beer called Shropshire Hills Beauty.

Wood's Brewery Shropshire Hills Beauty

Wood’s Brewery Shropshire Hills Beauty

On the back label Wood’s provide some useful tasting notes for this 4.2% abv beer:

Shropshire Hills Beauty pours with a pleasing, mild amber colour and a well-rounded, malty flavour. This wonderful mouthful is backed by a pleasantly bitter aftertaste, achieved through a fusion of fruity hops.

There is also some helpful information explaining the rationale behind the beer:

The Wood Brewery sits on the edge of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and we first brewed Beauty in 2012 to mark 30 years of the AONB.

We’re really lucky to live and work in this part of Britain with Folly View Let situated just a few miles from the southern edge of the special place that is the  Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

You can use Folly View Let as a base to explore the region and the wealth of natural attractions that it offers including:

The Long Mynd

The Stiperstones

Titterstone Clee Hill

all of which lie within the Shropshire Hills AONB.

Explorer 217 – The Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge

OS Explorer 217 The Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge

OS Explorer 217 The Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge

One of the maps that we provide for you to borrow at Folly View Let is the Ordnance Survey OS Explorer 217 The Long Mynd and Church Stretton.

The OS Explorer maps have a scale of 1:25,000 and are specifically designed for walkers and cyclists and they feature all types of footpaths and most details of the countryside for easy navigation. The OS Explorer maps are also available in a plastic-laminated waterproof “Active” range.

If you want to purchase your own OS Maps then you can buy them from the online Ordnance Survey shop. Nowadays OS Maps also feature mobile downloads and you can find more information about this on the OS site here. Or if you wanted to “shop local” the gift shop at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre also sells these maps.

You can also find more information about the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in this Wikipedia article. The Shropshire Hills AONB Web site also offers more information about walking in this area.

You can also explore our various blog posts about walking in the local area.