Rodneys Pillar, Criggion, Powys

Rodneys Pillar, Criggion, Wales Yesterday we at last managed to get to Rodneys Pillar. Each time we drive past this impressive range of hills with the monument on top, we say ‘must get up there soon’. Now we have and the walk of at least an hour each way, and
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Daniels Mill, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Daniels Mill has the largest waterwheel powering a corn mill that is still working in England. The mill and waterwhell have been carefully restored and is virtually unaltered since the 18th Century. The mill has been owned by the same family for over 250 years and they are still operating
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Flowering carnivorous plants at The Stanage

We have had to put two of our amazing carnivorous plants outside the house. The reason is the awful smell that is coming from them. We have had them for 2 years and this is the first time they have flowered and they look terrific, but oh! what a nasty
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Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton

A great find only a 35 minute drive from The Stanage Bed and Breakfast in Telford. Wightwick Manor is a National Trust property on the out skirts of Wolverhampton. It is full of William Morris prints and beautiful furniture. The gardens are a delight and full of spring flowers at
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A Glorious Day out in Wales

We left The Stanage  Bed and Breakfast in Telford on Saturday in heavy rain and drove along the A5 towards Wrexham. The sun came out and we had a fantastic day exploring two National Trust properties. The first we went to was Erdigg just south of Wrexham and just over
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Fossil finds in Shropshire

A  guest who regularly stays with us at The Stanage B & B while fossil hunting, has posted me this link to show what can be found in the area. http://www.discussfossils.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=522&title=trilobites-and-other-fossils-from-shropshire Much Wenlock is a 15 minute drive from Lawley Village, Telford and there are plenty of other  places where
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Solar power at The Stanage

At The Stanage we are tackling Global Warming head on. We installed solar panels for our hot water and everything is going well. We have an environmental policy and we are doing our best to help the planet however small. We take weekly readings for the weather, temperature on the
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Wroxeter Roman Villa,Shropshire

Many of you are no doubt watching the Channel 4 programme on a Thursday  evening about the construction of a Roman Villa at Wroxeter in Shropshire. ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ I was amazed the first time I went to Wroxeter, to see what was the Roman city of
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Attingham Park in Shropshire

We joined The National Trust this week and our first visit, as members, was to the beautiful grounds of nearby Attingham Park. Owing to the severe winter the snowdrops will be late this year. It looks like we will have to visit in a couple of weeks time to see
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