Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Walking in Shropshire

 Back in the UK after my flying trip to Holland, weather still hot and sunny so I decided to take LF away for the weekend..or maybe she told me I had to, can't quite remember ;)
Anyway, Friday night we drove up to Shrewsbury in Shropshire. Spent a sweltering day Saturday strolling around this picturesque medieval town. Despite a catastrophic fire in 1593, most of the town was rebuilt on the old street plan, so it's full of charming little lanes with Tudor buildings leaning this way and that way.
Wonder what used to go on down here?

Wildly modified and painted special in the town market square
 Late afternoon we drove out to Church Stretton, a charming little village nestled in the Shropshire hills, and went for a hike. Nothing too exacting, fairly gentle walking in pleasant scenery. It was so enjoyable we went back again on Sunday morning, after a huge breakfast in our hotel, and set off to walk up to Pole Hill. It may not have been the best timing, seems like the hottest weekend (again) this year - 31 degC. Still, there was a nice breeze once we'd trudged up the valley to the ridge.
Gently rolling hills

On the way down we found a welcoming little brook to cool off in

Drove home Sunday evening - that was a nice relaxing weekend.


  1. Sounds like a perfect weekend. Wandering through town and an easy hike through the beautiful rolling hills. That little brook looks refreshing for cooling the toes.

    1. Trobairitz, it's almost too hot for biking, so it made a nice change to be out in the fresh air.