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September 2017

Horse Logging Course

Saturday September 30 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Poles Coppice SY5 0TS United Kingdom + Google Map
£65

Have a Go Horse Logging Taster Course in the Shropshire Hills.

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Afternoon Art & Story Walk on Stapeley Common

Saturday September 30 @ 3:00 pm
Mitchell’s Fold Car Park

A collaboration of visual art and storytelling inspired by the folklore of Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle - this afternoon walk, followed by an evening event at the Bog Visitor Centre is the first in a series to explore the story of Medgel. 15 pieces of 'challenging' artwork will be the starting point of a new narrative of this old story. For more information, specific times and to book please contact Anne Marie Lagram by email artaml@aol.com or see https://amlartist.com/news/

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Portrait of a Witch – exploring the story of Medgel, Bog Visitor Centre

Saturday September 30 @ 7:00 pm
The Bog Visitor Centre, The Bog
Stiperstones ,ShropshireSY5 0NGUnited Kingdom
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A collaboration of visual art and storytelling inspired by the folklore of Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle - this evening event at the Bog Visitor Centre follows an afternoon walk on Stapeley Common and explores the story of Medgel. 15 pieces of 'challenging' artwork will be the starting point of a new narrative of this old story. For more information, specific times and to book please contact Anne Marie Lagram by email artaml@aol.com or see https://amlartist.com/news/

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October 2017

Blakemoorgate Cottages open from 11am

Sunday October 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Snailbeach Village Hall Car Park SY5 0LZUnited Kingdom + Google Map

Visit the restored 19th-century squatter cottages to see how some of the miners and their families lived. The cottages are open the 1st Sunday of each month from April to October. Parking is available at Snailbeach Village Hall - please remember to leave your donation in the box at the car park entrance.  From here it is an uphill walk of about 3/4 hour to the settlement, following in the footsteps of the miners. Download walking directions in the Blakemoorgate Cottages…

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Horse Logging Demo Day

Sunday October 1 @ 11:00 am
Poles Coppice SY5 0TS United Kingdom + Google Map

Come and see the work we have been doing to increase the biodiversity of Poles Coppice all helped by the work of Horse timber extraction. Today Powys Forest Horses will be demonstrating Horse Logging so come and see how it is done. If you have ever thought of using a horse to extract timber book on to our Horse Logging Have A Go Taster Day on Saturday 30th September (The day before the Demo). COURSE FULL but do come along…

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Tuesday Task Team: Poles Coppice

Tuesday October 3 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Poles Coppice SY5 0TS United Kingdom + Google Map

We're continuing to clear scrub from the main quarry at Poles Coppice.  Come along and join us, no experience is necessary, training and tools provided. Poles Coppice is one of six sites which has been transformed by the Rescuing Rocks Project. For more information and to book onto this task, please contact the office on 01938 561741 or email info@stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk.

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Medgel and the full moon, Portrait of a Witch project

Thursday October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bank House Bishop’s Castle SY9 5BQUnited Kingdom + Google Map

A collaboration of visual art and storytelling inspired by the folklore of Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle.  Join the artists for an evening event Bank House, Bishop's Castle.  For more information and to book see www.amlartist.com or email artyaml@aol.com.

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Tuesday Task Team: Black Radley

Tuesday October 10 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The task at Black Radley will be led by Reserves Officer, Clive Dean, from Shropshire Wildlife Trust.  This will involve tree and scrub removal, and is part of a project to conserve this regionally important ‘wet flush’ habitat. Please email Clive at  clived@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk, or call 01743 243146 if you can make the task team date.  

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Task Team: Lower Camp, Pontesford Hill

Friday October 13 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Pontesford Hill United Kingdom + Google Map

Join us for tree and scrub removal at Lower Camp on Pontesford Hill.  This is one of the sites from our Helping Hillforts Project, which has improved access, interpretation and conservation at a number of key local hillforts and earthwork castles. No experience is necessary, training and tools provided. For more information and to book onto this task, please contact the office on 01938 561741 or email info@stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk.

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Marvellous Moths – extra trapping evening at Nills Quarry, Pontesbury

Friday October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Nills Hill SY5 0YN + Google Map

Merveille du Jour Join us for the final time as we set up the moth traps and hope to see the beautiful Merveille du Jour, pictured here. Led by David Green, from Butterfly Conservation. For more information and to book a place please contact the office on 01938 561741 or email info@stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk. Follow this view to see the species lists that have been recorded this year at previous events http://www.stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk/rescuing-rocks-overgrown-relics/#MMevents

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