The Wrekin

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The path was broad, busy and evidently very well used. It was hot work, but well worth it.
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Wrekin pano. Click on this, or other photos, to see a larger version on flickr.
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The Wrekin stands alone, rising imposingly out of nothing, giving amazing views over a seemingly vast area. It was great to be there with Andy, who reeled off the names of all of the distant hills we could see, an enviable party trick, which he seems to be able to perform almost regardless of location.

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I think that this is a view towards Iron Bridge.

This was the last hurrah of our short trip to Shropshire and a fitting end to a brilliant long-weekend.

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The Wrekin

Much Wenlock

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Back in July, when we were still allowed to travel, stay overnight, and meet friends, and the sun still remembered how to shine, we had a wander into the very quaint Shropshire village of Much Wenlock.

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I’d never been there before, but felt like it was a place I’d been waiting to visit for some time, although I’ve no idea why – I certainly didn’t know it would be this lovely.

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The grave of Dr William Penny Brooks – founder of the Wenlockian Olympic Games – a forerunner of our modern olympics.
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Wenlock’s Priory was closed due to COVID restrictions; from what little we could see, it looked well worth a visit. We shall have to go back – which is just dandy as far as I’m concerned.

Much Wenlock