Monday 7th November 2016
During my wander around the Stourhead estate, I’d noticed references to (King) Alfred’s Tower on several occasions. But it exists outside of the main National Trust-owned property.
But it’s easy enough to find, following the brown road signs from Stourton. An unsigned car parking area awaits down a narrow lane. No more than a ten-minute drive at most, from Stourhead.
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Thursday 25th August 2016
It was raining lightly by the time I arrived at the entrance to Ludlow Castle. I can’t remember whether or not I was expecting a ruin of a building to offer some form of shelter but I know I wasn’t prepared to pass on the opportunity to visit and explore.
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Wednesday 24th August 2016
During my time in Shropshire, I felt an urge to do and see as much as possible, within the four-nights and five-days of my stay.
Having walked around and explored Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd (see my previous two posts), I then drove north – away from the camp site – to explore an attraction that is currently maintained by English Heritage.
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Tuesday 23rd August 2016
My second full day in Shropshire and, after a day of walking, I decided to take this Tuesday a bit more easily, with a tourist-style visit to Ironbridge, which was no more than an hour’s drive from the camp site.
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Monday 22nd August 2016
Having walked around the Stiperstones and enjoyed a cup of tea and cake at The Bog visitor centre, I still felt as though I wanted to do more ahead of the return to my tent near Bishop’s Castle.
My early-evening trip to Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle was one I had not planned for, even though I’d circled its location on my Ordnance Survey map.
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Monday 22nd August 2016
Few walks are complete without some kind of a beverage and a means of winding down, even before settling in for the night, wherever that may be.
Seldom, do I ever make such stops while walking alone. With a group or even one other person, it is often seen as a necessity. With my first walk in Shropshire complete, I decided to pay a visit to The Bog, before tucking in to my tent for the evening.
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Saturday 17th October 2015
This is the first post in a short series detailing the events a group of us experienced during a weekend in North Wales last month.
Where I could begin with ‘Day One’, that mostly consisted of a four-and-a-half-hour journey, plus time spent settling in. I’ll include my photos and reflections from that in a separate post, bundled together with other images taken from the area surrounding our cottage.
Here, we were off to Caernarfon Castle for a few hours.
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