November Frost and Festivals

With the first frosts come a whole host of activities in the Shropshire Hills for our guests to enjoy:

On 4th – 6th November we had the “Fields, Farming and Food Festival”:

Fields Farming and Food Festival near Clun
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– which took place at nearby Newcastle on Clun. It was a veritable celebration of local food and drink, together with demonstrations and activities relating to farming, the countryside and local arts and crafts. There were demonstrations of spinning and weaving, apple pressing, a foraging walk, a bonfire party in the evening – not to mention a whole host of local produce – cider, perry, meats, vegetables and locally-made artisan breads.

Also this month on 26th is the enchanting Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre. Held in the grounds of Ludlow Castle right in the centre of this picturesque town, the fayre has a truly atmospheric backdrop.

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre
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Carol singing, performers roaming all around the castle grounds, puppetry, falconry and sword-fighting – it’s all happening! This year for the first time the festival is playing host to Tryzna, a Medieval music and dance group all the way from Poland and the Ukraine. Of course, no winter festival would be complete without a range of food, drink and gift stalls, and this one is no exception. Local food and drink is well-represented, as you would expect in a gastronomic mecca like Ludlow. You can also take the chance to get a whole load of your Christmas shopping out of the way in one fell swoop by taking your pick from a plethora of innovative and ethical local products that will surely make great gifts.

So the weather may be cold, but November is a warm and welcoming time in the Shropshire Hills, with loads of events and activities to enjoy. We’ve only mentioned two events, but click the following link for a comprehensive list of Shropshire Hills events and activities to enjoy at this time of year. You may not be in time to enjoy this year’s November events whilst staying in the five-star gold luxury of the Dick Turpin Cottage, but if we’ve piqued your interest, why not book early for next year? We would love to see you.



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