MOJO FESTIVAL 1st May Bank Holiday, April 30 – May 1
At the Crown & Anchor Vaults, Bishop’s Castle. A Blues & Rock music festival Thursday & Friday evenings, Sat & Sun from 2.00p.m. to close.. Local ales, traditional ciders and food on sale all weekend at the pub and within our covered yard.
Mandy 07971 213728 or Wayne 07747 877011
GREEN MAN DAY, CLUN 1st May Bank Holiday, April 30 & May 1
The Green Man and Frosty the Snow Queen battle over the coming of spring to Clun. With market stalls and entertainment in the Square and on the Castle Grounds.
BISHOP’S CASTLE MAY FAIR May 5 & 6
All the fun of the fair as the travelling funfair comes to town.
BISHOP’S CASTLE ROUND & ABOUT WALKS, Ramble, Scramble or Amble May 6
Ramble – 22.5 miles This beautiful walk rambles over the rolling Shropshire hills from and back to Bishops Castle, via Offa’s Dyke, the Shropshire Way, the Walcot Estate and Bury Ditches, with a welcome hot vegetarian lunch provided at Clun.
Scramble – 13 miles This hill walk leaves Bishops Castle, to climb up to Offa’s Dyke from Mainstone, then enjoying views along the Cefns before dropping down past its castle to Clun, for lunch and transport back to Bishops Castle.
Amble – 9.5 miles Transport is provided to Clun for lunch, before an undulating stroll to Bury Ditches, then through the normally private Walcot Estate, and Oakley Mynd, to Bishops Castle.
The Route The route crosses quite remote countryside, some of which is not normally open to the public. It is, however, particularly safe in that it provides clear signage, written instructions and helpful marshals. www.bloodwise.org.uk/round-and-about
BISHOP’S CASTLE WALKING FESTIVAL May 13 – 17
Our 18th annual Walking Festival will be held over five days in May, when the countryside is at its best. Our guided walks are led by experienced local volunteers and offer a great choice of walk length and terrain. A walker’s paradise, local footpaths lead over open hilltops, through winding valleys, tiny hamlets, country lanes and sometimes the remains of ancient hill forts. The views are pretty impressive too! Our walks are informal and friendly, often ending in a café or pub. We have five evening events planned. www.walkingfestival.co.uk
THE 15TH CLUN VALLEY CHALLENGE WALK May 13
16 or 26 miles starting from St. Georges School, Clun with 4,300 ft. of ascent. Entry £22 includes certificate, badge and gourmet refreshments. No dogs and no entries on the day
(01588) 640898 www.clunvalleychallenge.com
ARBOR DAY AT ASTON-ON-CLUN – Late May Bank Holiday Sunday, May 28 1.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. The last Tree Dressing ceremony in this country. Parade from the village hall. to the famous black poplar tree for Morris dancing & singing. Stalls, refreshments and fun on the green. Sandra Spence 01588 660657 firstname.lastname@example.org or Ruth Brassington 01588 660473 email@example.com
WALCOT HALL OPEN DAY Late May Bank Holiday, May 28&29
Walcot Hall, Lydbury North. The gardens and arboretum of this former home of Clive of India are open for charity under the National Garden Scheme from 1.30p.m. to 5.30 p.m. both days.(01588) 680570 www.walcothall.com