The National Trust owns the north-east facing scarp of Wenlock Edge. There’s a good path along the summit which, in gaps through the trees, offers stunning views of north-east Shropshire. It also skirts the old limestone quarries which now provide quarters for, among others, a garden fencing company and an outfit turning trees into pellets for industrial wood burners. The quarry enterprises are by no means scenic, but they have a certain drama. The National Trust trail and map are HERE.
Looking towards the North Shropshire Plain and the Wrekin
Walking Squares #8 Join Becky on her daily November walks
17 thoughts on “Winter On The Edge”
I need to get to Shropshire again. I want to know it better. My friends who moved there started me off, and you’re continuing the good work!
Happy to persuade on the visiting front.
It looks awfully chilly in these photos. I know I have parked in that car park just outside of town, but I don’t think I walked very far along the Edge.
It does get horribly muddy and slippy after rain, so it’s not a walk we’ll be repeating any time soon.
It’s the time of year for walks in and around a town where you can pop into a café when it starts to rain 😂
Tish, these are terrific walks for today. 😀 😀
You have such a great eye for framing photographs Tish. Beautiful.
We went from summer to winter in about 2 days. Autumn got lost 😢
Many thanks for that lovely compliment, Alison. We’ve not reached winter yet (photos from the archive). But lots of pouring autumn rain instead, tho we’re promised a so-called heat wave later in the week – warm air from Europe wafting our way and 16-17 C.
mud, mud, glorious mud – a very typical winter’s walk. I love it
Cheers, my dear. Here’s mud in your eye 🙂
where does that expression come from?!!
That is a very good question, Becky.
I’ve just done a quick search and so far found three different answers! From 1890s taverns in America to farmers to WW1 soldiers in the trenches. Guess no one knows!
They must all be true then 🙂
Beautiful foto’s and interesting too Tish.
Many thanks, Agnes.