Tag Archives: Castles

Vintage Children’s Books – Lone Pine Stories from Shropshire by Malcolm Saville

These stories were popular amongst young teenagers in the 60s/early 70s & were the way I first heard about Shropshire. They were teenage adventure stories based around the Long Mynd & Shropshire.  They seem a bit dated now – but … Continue reading

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History all around us (3)

More reasons to explore the fascinating history of the English Civil Way by bike…. 1642 – The Three Tuns Inn and Brewery were established in 1642, with the brewery being possibly the oldest in the country, with records showing that King … Continue reading

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History is all around us (1)

Our cycling holidays are a brilliant way of exploring the countryside.  Not only do you get to hear the birdsong, feel the sun on your back and smell the pine and honeysuckle, you can relive the events of the past … Continue reading

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The Quietest Cycle Tour under the sun – Photo blog by the Fearnleys

Photos and Trip Advisor comments supplied by the Fearnley’s (many thanks)    

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Hopton Castle is now open to visitors

For the last few hundred years (since the English Civil War to be precise), Hopton Castle has gradually become more ruinous.  The crumbling ruins have also hidden the story of the gory siege during the Civil War…but now after a … Continue reading

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Tour of Britain starts on Sunday

All the excitement of the Tour de France – including the presence of Mark Cavendish, Green jersey winner of  the French tour – but in the UK.  Here’s the link to the official site – which shows you when it … Continue reading

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Cycling around Mortimer Country

Where? ….. The borderlands of England & Wales – half way between Hereford & Shrewsbury, near Ludlow.  Its called Mortimer Country, because nearly 700 years ago the countryside was ruled by the Mortimer family, who kept the populace under control … Continue reading

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