Clare's Blog

The Shropshire Hills in the Palm of our Hand

4th March 2018

Here at The School House B&B we’re perfectly located to enjoy some of the best countryside in Shropshire. You might even say that we've got the Shropshire Hills in the palm of our hand…

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A Feast of Walking Festivals

17th April 2017

We’re spoilt for choice as far as walking festivals go in Shropshire and the bordering counties. We have three excellent festivals within 30 minutes’ drive of The School House B&B - Bishop's Castle in May, Church Stretton in June and Kington in September.

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Wrapping Up for a Winter Walk

8th January 2017

You can’t beat wrapping up in those layers and getting out for a good walk on a crisp winter’s day, especially when there’s a good pint and an open fire at the end of it.

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Horrible History: Hillforts and Hegemony

8th November 2016

I used to hate History at school and gave it up at the earliest opportunity. It didn’t help that my teacher was a great hulk of a man with a rather intimidating booming voice and wild, thinning hair.

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Fozzie's Granola

28th September 2016

Inspired by my fellow B&B landladies at Hopton House and The Old Stables, I decided to try making my own granola.

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A Summer's Sunday Stroll

6th June 2016

Summer’s finally arrived and it was too hot to be slogging up steep hills on Sunday, so we opted for a stroll along the Herefordshire Trail from Brampton Bryan to Leintwardine.

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If You Go Down to the Woods Today

1st June 2016

It’s the 1st of June and the start of '30 Days Wild' – an initiative by the Wildlife Trusts presumably to get kids into nature just as Summer approaches, but I thought it would be fun to take part this year since we are now well and truly in the countryside. Today the 30 Days Wild challenge is to write something about nature, so here’s my (somewhat far-fetched perhaps) B&B take on that.

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