We're very lucky to be in a part of the country where there is always a festival or an exhibition either happening or just around the corner and there are plenty of local events to enjoy. Here's what's going on in the area in the coming months:

Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th May - BISHOP'S CASTLE WALKING FESTIVAL - a wide variety of walks around the Shrophire Hills https://www.bishopscastlewalkingfestival.co.uk/.

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th May - LUDLOW SPRING FESTIVAL - Barrels of fun, feasting, live music and motors http://www.ludlowspringfestival.co.uk/.

Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st June - CHURCH STRETTON WALKING FESTIVAL - Wide variety of walks available, including stargazing, photography and Geology walks, challenges and leisurely strolls: https://churchstrettonwalkingfestival.co.uk.

Saturday 11th July - SHROPSHIRE HILLS HAY MEADOW FESTIVAL - Try your hand at scything or show your strength in the hay bale lobbing or hayrick building competitions.  Experts will be on hand with some top tips for making your garden more wildlife friendly, or will be able to advise on restoring and managing larger areas as traditional hay meadows. From 11am, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre https://www.shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk/event/hay-meadow-festival/.

Sunday 19th July - LUDLOW DOG DAY - A family fun day centered around dogs in the grounds of Stokesay Court, with many attractions to keep everyone delighted and lots of ‘doggy’ stuff throughout the whole day. https://www.ludlowdogday.org.uk/.

Sunday 9th August - LUDLOW MAGNALONGA - A ramble and feast in the Marches countryside. http://www.magnalonga.co.uk/.

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September - LUDLOW FOOD FESTIVAL - The original festival for food and drink lovers. http://www.ludlowfoodfestival.co.uk/.