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Hawkstone Park and Follies (14.6 Miles)

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Hawkstone Park and Follies

Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies is a unique place.

Created in the 18th Century by the Hill family (Sir Rowland and his son Richard),

Hawkstone became one of the greatest historic parklands in Europe.

Centred around the Red Castle and the awe-inspiring Grotto Hill, it offers visitors hours of delight and excitement and stunning views of the Shropshire countryside and beyond.

Hawkstone follies is a historic parkland that covers 100 acres.

It is interesting to note that between 1998 and 2003 the site hosted both Downhill and Cross-Country Mountain bike racing. These were organised on behalf of the North Shropshire Wheelers cycling club by Chris Whitehurst as part of the Midlands series of races, which were sponsored by Firstly Midlands Electricity, and then the Specialized  bike company. 

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