Shropshire Hills & Ludlow


Photo Results

Many thanks to all who entered the photographic competition, and especially to Louise Welsby and Richard Childs for judging, plus our wonderful sponsors for the fantastic prizes.  Here are the winners:

Overall and winner of Quirky class.

“Both Richard and I absolutely love this image. It is so well framed and incredibly atmospheric. I love the angles in the shot, the way the light hits the man’s face and the seamless way that the smoke from the engine becomes one with the clouds.”

Trevethick by Alan Lees. Prize: 2 nights B&B at White Horse Inn Clun, 6 pack of Hobsons great beer, signed book “Slow Travel in Shropshire” by Marie Kreft

Winner of Landscape Class

“This is a stunning shot and one very hard to capture perfectly, yet Alex has done just that. The movement of the horse and its positioning in the frame with the landscape so beautifully captured make this a worthy winner of the landscape class.”

Amongst the heather by Alex Hale. Prize: 4 nights self catering at Lower Farm Holidays

Winner Activities and Events

“I learnt a lot from Richard judging this shot. He was particularly impressed with the lines, the perfect position of the walkers in the frame and the way in which your eye is held in all three thirds of the image. Peter’s photograph is a worthy winner of the Activities and Events category.”

Walkers on track on upper slopes of Townbrook, Long Mynd by Peter Howsam. Prize: A one night stay at Castle View B and B

Runner up, Landscapes

“This is a beautiful image. Richard was on the look out for photoshopped features and the flight above the inversion in this image is clearly a wonderful moment captured above the landscape. It is a gorgeous photograph and worthy prize winner.”

Flight above the Inversion by Claire Carter. Prize: A weekend Glamping at Greenway Touring and Glamping Park

Runner up, Quirky

“I love this photograph by Jerry Hughes for its shapes and lines. It is a really clever shot and worthy prize winner.”

Quirky fence post in Clun Valley by Jerry Hughes. Prize: Ludlow Food Centre gift voucher


Highly Commended

Old Cardington Road looking towards the Long Mynd by Helen Mayho.  Prize: Kerry Vale Vineyard – tour for two with wine tasting


The 3rd Green, overlooking Hazler, Church Stretton by Peter Howsam.  Prize: Ralph Jandrell Gallery voucher


Long Mynd’s Wildmoor Pool by Peter Howsam. Prize:  Tea for two at Castle Hotel Bishops Castle


Snowy valley by David Swatton. Prize: Bike hire for two for a day from Wheely Wonderful Cycling


From Titterstone to Brown Clee by Clare Carter. Prize: Sunday lunch for 2 at The Crown Country Inn, Munslow

And some montages of other entries








“Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to judge this wonderful photographic competition. Richard and I had a wonderful time examining the images and there are some truly memorable photographs of this beautiful county of ours.”

Louise Welsby | Buy-From Shropshire