Buildwas and Wroxeter: taking it easy on a grey day. There’s tranquility in the ruins of the abbey, the stones of the great pillars warm on this dull afternoon. Wroxeter feels altogether more bleak, though the colour in the replica villa brightens the scene wonderfully.
Beside the Severn in Shropshire: a brief visit to Buildwas abbey, and a stroll along the river bank near Cressage.
Wandering south of the Severn, through quiet woodlands and fields. The OS map defines several of the small woods as coppices, and one or two were still recognisable as such, though no recent work was obvious – unlike the extensive clearance that had been taking place at Traps Coppice. A small herd of wild deer grazed on the hillside just to the north of Farley Coppice – if they had seen us, they weren’t concerned. The rabbit saw us eventually…
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