The Wrekin

7 May 2004

While Lucy and Henry were at the Birmingham show at the Staffordshire Showground, Stephen and George went for a
walk up and around The Wrekin, the last outpost of the Shropshire hills, looking out over the plain to the north.

Stephen and George at the toposcope on the top of The Wrekin (407m / 1335ft),
Stephen's 50th English Marilyn (and George's 29th)

From the trig point, looking south-east towards Ironbridge

A panoramic view from west to east - click the image for a larger version

Three manmade structures point to the sky from the summit ridge

After visiting the top, we headed west

George was determined to climb this rocky outcrop, and virtually dragged Stephen up too!

Looking towards Ironbridge gorge

After a steep descent to the west, we walked along the very pleasant contouring path around the sound side of the hill

A dense carpet of bluebells across the field

Beautiful bluebells, and time to head back to the car and the rest of the journey north to the Lake District


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