16 April 2015: it’s one of our regular short routes, not far from home. It looks as though it was a hazy day…
A short wander in the high(ish) country between Much Wenlock and Broseley, continuing to enjoy this spell of fine weather. We’re going to pay for it at the weekend, when storm Ciara comes visiting.
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Last day of autumn (meteorologically, but not astronomically)… And speaking of matters meteorological, it’s a fine and intermittently sunny afternoon (we’ll dodge the showers) – a walk from Barrow to Wyke will be just the thing!
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After lunch, the clouds cleared (as forecast) and instead of rain, warm sunshine fell on Shropshire’s sodden fields. We’d better make the most of it, it may not last… The no 18 bus to Much Wenlock gets us started, on a route which we’ve chosen in the hope of avoiding the worst of the mud (by avoiding field paths, a policy that nearly caught us out on the very quiet road near Wyke). Leaving Benthall Edge (last gasp of the Wenlock Edge) we find ourselves at Benthall Hall, where it’s warm enough to sit outside, in shirt sleeves, for tea and cakes… Suitably refuelled, it’s not far home now.
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So they say! It’s cold, with an easterly breeze – but it’s sunny and dry, and we won’t feel the cold if we keep moving. Just a short leg-stretch, roughly half-way between Much Wenlock and Broseley, from Barrow to Wyke and back.
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Wandering under a clear blue sky – a perfect January day, though it didn’t quite go according to plan, and a full day’s walk further afield became an afternoon’s local walk. There’s colour in the sunshine, and a surprising amount of green.
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Monday: Barrow to Wyke. An overcast afternoon – the air’s cold, but there’s just the lightest of breezes away from the most open ground. The warmth is in the colours in the hedgerow.
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