LUDLOW and south Shropshire took in the sunshine on the final Bank Holiday before Christmas and the New Year and again at half term.

That was in August and it all seems a long time ago, but families have had an opportunity to get out and about together during the autumn half term holiday with events throughout the area.

The towns were busy with people enjoying the hot weather as visitors from the surrounding area took the chance to get out before the schools return in early September and this time it was an opportunity to enjoy the colours of autumn although the weather was much less accommodating.

One of the favourite spots at any time of the year is the Linney riverside park where it might be a case of having a paddle in the river or looking for leaping salmon.

Earlier in the year Ludlow Town Council completed work on improvements to the public conveniences on the Linney.

Elsewhere in the area children and families played and walked on the Burgage and Palmers Meadow in Tenbury.

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre was busy in Craven Arms as people took to the hills and there was the usual busy half term programme of events for children. Many visitors converged upon Church Stretton to enjoy the area of outstanding natural beauty.