Great Day Out - a Magical Land of Mystery at Hawkstone Park Follies

The Follies is an historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built over 200 years ago. After years of neglect the magical landscape was lovingly restored and reopened in 1993. Parts of the park and the main walking routes contains several flights of steps, some natural ones carved into rock and some man made wooden ones too.

Constructed around dramatic sandstone cliffs rising abruptly from the Shropshire Plain and with so many attractions to see, it is little wonder that Hawkstone Park was once one of the most visited landscapes in Britain. It may seem curious to say so, but to describe the scenery of Hawkstone Park as ‘beautiful’ does it less than justice. Visit the park for some stunning wildlife and extensive flora and fauna. It’s also a bird watcher’s paradise and even has a resident Peregrine Falcon nesting in the grounds.

Highlights of The Follies include:

  • Grotto Hill - where you can explore a dark labyrinth of ancient mines cut into the cliff.
  • The Swiss Bridge - a rustic wooden structure perched over an unnervingly deep chasm.
  • The Cleft - a path that winds between two cliffs and narrows into a dark, creepy tunnel.
  • The Monument - a 100ft high column which can be climbed to reach panoramic views of up to 13 counties.

Caspian’s Tea Room
Try a selection of locally sourced produce, including sandwiches and cakes, paninis, speciality teas and coffees and cold beverages - all available daily from 10:00am - 5pm.

Entrance Fee - Adults £8.25 / Concession (Students & 60+) £7.50 / Child (4-15 yrs) £5.75 /Family (2 adults, 2 children) £26 / Season tickets available

Open daily between 19th February - 2 November 2018 - 10am - 5pm.

Access - Torches are a must have to explore the caves and sensible footwear is essential as it can be slippery. Dogs are welcome, but to be kept on their leads at all times. The terrain is unsuitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Hawkstone Park Follies, Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 5JY
Tel: 01948 841777, www.hawkstoneparkfollies.co.uk

Victoria Lee