Ludlow Branch

Shropshire Wildlife Trust in Ludlow

Ludlow lies on the River Teme in south Shropshire, where otters and dippers are often spotted.

Ludlow Branch run a number of talks and walks throughout the year.  The Branch also has a simple monthly email news letter which also includes other local like minded organisation's activities plus an event reminder a week before that event takes place.  If you wish to receive either of these please contact Graham on

Volunteering opportunities are available on Whitcliffe Common nature reserve in the heart of Ludlow with Friends of Whitcliffe Common. Click here to visit their website and to contact them.


Senseless vandalism or just plain theft? Whichever it is, it has been condemned by the voluntary group which cares for the Ludlow beauty spot of Whitcliffe Common.

Both have happened at the common in the past couple of weeks, actions which have angered the Friends of Whitcliffe Common.

Vandalism or theft have seen four slabs ripped up and taken from the popular picnic table area at Dinham. “It has happened in two separate incidents,” said chairman Daphne Jones. “It has seen two slabs taken each time so it is either someone intent on vandalism or on stealing slabs for themselves.

“Whichever it is we are very angry. We are only a very small charity which cares for the common. Like everyone else in this Coronavirus crisis our fund raising has come to a complete halt. And we rely on that fund raising to help us keep the common in top condition and safe for the public to use.

“It is very sad at any time but particularly now when the common has become an even more popular place for people to go for fresh air and exercise.”

Mrs Jones added that further vandalism had been done to “No Cycling” signs and posts on which they had been erected. “Cycling is not allowed on the common as it is dangerous to people who enjoy walking there.

“We can only appeal to members of the public who walk on Whitcliffe to be vigilant and report any unsocial behaviour to me.”

Brilliant Activity by the Wildlife Watch Ludlow during the lockdown helping our young, old, and Lonely.

Emma Summers and Sarah Engels-Greer invited group members to be in their own gardens on Sunday the 5th of April at 2.30pm to draw, write notes and create poems to support a new community project. Shropshire Wildlife Trusts Feed the Birds project agreed to supply 200 stick-on bird feeders and bird food to give to people either living on their own or that are presently lonely due to isolation. The children were encouraged to draw pictures of their favourite birds, along with their name, age, and what birds they love and why.

Emma and Sarah printed the drawings and included one in each parcel with the feeder and bird food, distribution to our Ludlow Community was via appropriate approved networks plus being shared on the groups face page.

During the afternoon many of the families joined Emma and Sarah in their gardens through the Zoom video link and I understand Bryony Jade from the SWT who has been working brilliantly with the youth of Shropshire, joined in.

Congratulations to all in the Wildlife Watch Ludlow for all their effort in working hard to make a success of such a wonderful scheme giving pleasure to the young, their families, the elderly, and lonely. Many thanks to everyone involved with the distribution and to Diane from the SWT who enabled the supply of feeders and food.

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