Up to date information about the National Trust owned area of Wenlock Edge, set in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Regular updates from the Rangers regarding ongoing projects and upcoming events.
Friday, 21 April 2017
Our Spring events
We had a great turnout and great weather for our wild garlic walk yesterday! We strolled through the woods taking in the fragrant smell of wild garlic and spotting spring flowers before popping out onto the crest and into the sunshine where speckled wood butterflies were basking. Then everyone tasted some of our very own garlic pesto and took an 'all things garlic' recipe sheet home. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!
On the 13th April we had a great day den building, lots of families joined us and made some really impressive dens, flags and crowns. The Presthope area is full of little tepees now and with the wild flowers out it looks truly magical.
On the 20th April we ran our wild woods adventure trail event at Presthope. Children came and followed the clues on our trail to answer questions all about Wenlock Edge. There are some very clever children out there who got lots of answers right and all walked away with a prize at the end. There were lots of birds to see from the bird hide including the nuthatch and a great spotted woodpecker but children also saw a little bank vole happily tucking into seed that had fallen to the ground. We had a great day and we hope everyone who came had a great time too!