High up in my Hermit’s Cave I have a clear view of The Cotswolds. More exactly, a clear view of the northern escarpment that rises south of Stratford upon Avon and runs south westerly towards Cheltenham. Rising some five hundred feet in places, It separates the alluvial Vale of Evesham from the high Cotswold plateau;Continue reading “Scaling The Cotswolds.”
The Onny Trail winds through a shallow valley following the course of the River Onny; the road between Craven Arms and Bishops Castle and the remains of a railway line. The three, intertwined sinuously, cross and recross each other through the south Shropshire hills towards Bishops Castle.
This was a walk dominated by a need for expert timing. Firstly because we had a lunch date booked at The Nevill Arms and secondly because it was my turn to collect the grandkids from school. So it didn’t help when SHWF turned up at mine at 9.40 demanding pre-event coffee. The plan was furtherContinue reading “Expert Timing”
“What’s that?” asks Walking Companion. We are staring at some thin, green, wispy seedlings struggling through the unseasonably dry clay of a large field just beyond the by pass. To get to this point we have exited The Exercise Yard through the Roman Way portal. crossed couple of paddocks, a stream and scuttled across theContinue reading “The Border Country”