Ned’s Lane

Another day of strong sunshine – it will be good to walk under the trees. “Let’s go back to Ned’s Lane”. We weren’t aware it was Ned’s Lane when we first followed this short route, but when I described it to a local friend, she said “That’s Ned’s Lane!”. It’s not an official name – “He was my grandfather,” (or was it great-grandfather?) “he lived there once, in a little house half-way up. We’ve always called it Ned’s Lane”. There’s no sign of any building there now, and perhaps the forest hadn’t been planted when Ned was in residence, but what a place it must have been!

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Late May by Coundmoor Brook

Following in our own footsteps: we walked this way in November 2018 (see “By Coundmoor Brook“). It was an autumnal world on that day, with the sun nearing the horizon as we returned to the car. On this warm May (bank holiday – we passed four other people out walking!) afternoon, we’re in a very different world, where the wooded valley provides some welcome shade.

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To the Munslows again

It’s an old favourite – from Aston Munslow, up onto the Wenlock Edge, down the lane to Munslow and back across the fields. It’s a widely-varying scene as we walk, through sheep pastures and arable fields, quiet rough tracks, the wooded Edge – and a bit of bedrock on the little sunken lane taking us down to Munslow. The day improved – rather grey and flat at the start, clear skies and warm sunshine at the finish. Quiet too – just three other people in five miles. Perfect!

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