Doing the pools…

Walking from Telford town centre (the bus station, to be precise) to Ironbridge (where I’ll catch a bus home again), taking advantage of a bright and pleasant day. There are several possible routes, and this one, more by accident than design, takes me past numerous small lakes and pools on the way to Coalbrookdale. From the dale, I’ll walk beside the river to Ironbridge.

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New town park

Monday – a walk into Telford Town Park. We started from the southernmost tip, close by the aqueduct, to walk nearly two miles mostly along and beside the old Coalport railway trackbed to the town centre. The paths are well made (there was a lot of rain on Saturday…), many and varied – quite a maze as we near the offices, shops and restaurants. The railway followed the route of an old canal, still evident in places, providing a pleasant and varied landscape in the “wild” park. It’s much tamer close by the town centre, and there are many more people. It’s good to turn and head back past the tall Stirchley chimney to the relative quiet of the railway cutting, a long cool hollow on this warm afternoon.

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