Shropshire Group Snowdrop Run 2018
Shropshire Group's first run of the year took place on Saturday 24th February and was organised by Gordon and Sheena Grant.
Fourteen cars (with drivers & passengers) met up early on Sunday morning at the Ludlow Food Centre. Fortunately the Ludlow Kitchen was just opening its doors and served us with excellent breakfast. The weather is always a risk at this time of the year and although the sun was shining it was bitterly cold. Most hoods stayed closed!
The first part of the run took us to Leintwardine and then through Mortimer's Forest, with views of the Shropshire Hills, to Ludlow. From Ludlow we drove up to Wenlock Edge passing the church in Stanton Lacy whose grounds are renowned for their display of Snowdrops. Very spectacular they were too!
Gordon & Sheena had arranged for us to have a coffee break at the pretty 13th century church of St Michael and All Angels in Stanton Long. Most the village turned out to welcome us and a coffee morning was held in our honour. £150 was raised for church funds. We were joined by another four cars in Stanton Long.
The route then took us via Ditton Priors and Bridgnorth to The National Trust's Dudmaston Hall. The grounds of the hall are well known for their Snowdrops and the National Trust has laid out some excellent walks to show these off to their best advantage. The short walk down the valley to the lake was particularly fine.
From Dudmaston we drove through Bridgnorth's Low Town and on to The Fighting Cocks at Stottesdon for lunch. The food was good and the servings large!
An excellent start to the TR year. Many thanks to Gordon & Sheena for their organisation and hard work which ensured the success of this event.