…in Birch Coppice and Causeway Wood, a forested hill between the Stretton hills and the Wenlock Edge. We hadn’t intended to come here today, but at the starting point for our planned walk, there were several horse boxes, and a quad-bike loaded with wicker hampers was just arriving. We’ll move on…
We’d been here five years ago (see ‘Birch Coppice‘), and resolved to revisit. Once again, our plans changed when we found the path ahead was deep in near-impenetrable mud. We’ll follow the forestry road and see where we get to. The road in question goes around perhaps ¾ of the hill, and given that this is access land, there could be a path completing the circuit*. When we arrived at the scene of serious-looking forestry operations (there were warning signs and several huge stacks of timber awaiting transport) we decided to retrace our steps, and try again another day.
* The aerial images on Google Maps seem to show such a path. Next time!
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