Eaton Manor Dark Skies

On  Saturday 6th July 2019 the Shropshire Astronomical Society are organising an Eaton Manor Dark Skies event. The event starts at 3pm and there is an entry fee of £2.

Eaton Manor Dark Skies will have Space related activities including Meteor, Solar and Stellar observing. There will be a Telescope clinic, so don’t forget to bring along your telescope, Planetarium tours of the night sky and presentations and talks.

Eaton Manor has some of the Darkest Skies in South Shropshire so is perfect for this event. It is at Eaton under Heywood along the northern edge Wenlock Edge not far from Church Stretton.

This Eaton Manor Dark Skies event is open to all who have enquiring minds, young and older. There are facilities for the disabled.

For more information contact: john@eatonmanor.co.uk and www.eatonmanor.co.uk/location/ for direction.

 

Ludlow Races Autumn 2018

A historic poster of Racing at Ludlow from 1962.

Ludlow has a National Hunt Race Course just to the north on the A49. There are beautiful views of Titterstone Clee and up to Wenlock Edge.

I have listed the dates here you may be lucky and find a date the coincides with your stay at Folly View.

Ludlow Races New Autumn Season 2018

Date.                                                              Time of first race

Wednesday 10th October 2018 .               2.10pm

Thursday 25th October 2018.                    2.10pm

Thursday 15th November 2018.                1.05pm

Monday 26th November 2018.                  1.10pm

Wednesday 5th November 2018.              12.30pm

Wednesday 19th November 2019.            12.40pm

The gates open two hours before the first race. There are six or seven races at each event.

Prices range from £22 to £10 and accompanied children under 18 years can attend free of charge.

Ludlow Race Course has other events throughout the year such as Model Railway days and Auctions.

Ludlow Race Course can be contacted on 01584 856221 or look what is happening and further details at ludlowracecourse.co.uk.

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.