Festival Programme

 

Stiperstones Ridge Walk 2017: https://stumblers.stilton.org

Stiperstones Ridge Walk 2017, http://stumblers.stilton.org

Wednesday 16 May

The Beauty of the Clun Valley 12 miles Click for Details
Exploring the Dingles of the Stiperstones 10 miles Click for Details
Pole to Pole 9 miles Click for Details
Witchend – a mystery walk? 6 – 7 miles Click for Details
Mineside to Fireside   4 miles Click for Details
7.00pm: Talk about the Long Mynd followed by meal see bottom of page

Thursday 17 May

The Best of Offa’s Dyke and the Shropshire Way 16 miles Click for Details
Pansies, Peregrines and the Camlad Valley 13 miles Click for Details
Lost Villages of the Stiperstones 12.5 miles Click for Details
Down from the Hills 10 miles Click for Details
The Ups & Downs of the Shropshire Hills … 8.5 miles Click for Details
6.30pm:  Town Tour see bottom of page
 

Friday 18 May

Elsie’s Walk 8.5 miles Click for Details
Clun to Bishop’s Castle via Hell 7.5 miles Click for Details
Bishop’s Moat 7 miles Click for Details
Offa’s Dyke and the Beautiful Demoiselles 6.5 miles Click for Details
Whitcott Keysett: a wonderful morning walk 5.5 miles Click for Details
7.45pm:  Film – The Way see bottom of page

 Saturday 19 May

Offa’s Dyke and the Kerry Hills 14 miles Click for Details
Meadows and Mines, Coppices and  Commons 9 miles Click for Details
Linley Hill and Norbury 9 miles Click for Details
Castle – Coppice – Colebatch – Café 8 miles Click for Details 
Midpoint on Offa 7 miles Click for Details 
7.00pm:  Meal followed by a talk about Offa’s Dyke   see bottom of page

Sunday 20 May

A Walk on the Wild Side 13.5  miles Click for Details
Newcastle to Old Castle 10.5 miles Click for Details
Nipstone, Shelve & Roman Gravels…
8 – 9 miles Click for Details
Witchend – a mystery walk? 6 – 7 miles Click for Details
Downton Gorge 3.5 miles Click for Details

Evening Events

After a day’s walk, a chance to relax and enjoy the company of other walkers and walk leaders. We have five events arranged during the Festival and feel sure they will be as popular as the walks. Evening events filled up last year so please don’t leave it too late!

Tuesday 15 May

6.00 – 7.00pm  Call in for a drink at the Castle Hotel at the top of the town. Meet walkers and walk leaders, greet old friends and sort out any queries about the Festival. 


Wednesday 16 May

7.00pm   Managing the Long Mynd, a talk by Pete Carty, the National Trust’s Countryside Manager, at our lovely Town Hall, followed by Ploughman’s Supper – a great start to the Festival.

Talk and Ploughman’s Supper: £8.50

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Thursday 17 May

6.30pm Town Tour of Bishop’s Castle.  These tours are specially arranged for the Festival and need to be booked.  They leave the lychgate of St John the Baptist Church in Bishop’s Castle and finish at the top of the town about 7.30. Enjoy a glimpse at the town’s intriguing past hosted by local people. Don’t worry about ‘more walking‘ as these little tours barely cover half a mile!

Town Tour: £3.25

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As an alternative (but not part of the Festival Programme)   Live music with Bon Débarras at 7.30 at SpArC Theatre, behind the Community College, Brampton Road .  Information and booking from February:  http://www.sparctheatre.co.uk


Friday 18 May

7.45pm  Film: The Way, 115 mins, 12A.  A powerful and inspirational 2010 American drama set on the pilgrims’ route, the Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of St James.
We are grateful to SpArC, our local sports and arts centre, for showing this film in association with the Festival.  The theatre is located next to, and behind, the Bishop’s Castle Community College in Brampton Road. See the street map on our ‘About Bishop’s Castle’ page.

Film: £4.50 in advance  (£5 on the door)

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Saturday 19 May

7.00pm  Meal and talk at the Church Barn, Church Lane. An (almost) end of Festival evening with lasagne, mixed salad and garlic bread, followed by a choice of two puddings and cream. After the meal Rob Dingle, the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail Officer, returns to the Festival to talk about aspects of Offa’s Dyke and its management.

Meat lasagne meal and talk:  £12

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Vegetarian lasagne meal and talk: £12

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Walking Along the River Bank by Jerry Hughes

Walking Along the River Bank by Jerry Hughes