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From Iron to Copper – Day 4

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We appear to have another sunny day and another breakfast. Do we have any special plans for today? Well yes we do. We are going to the top of that limestone lump in the distance on the far side of the bay but we are going to cheat. We set off walking along the sea […]

Dally in the Valley

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This is a companion post (sequel) to March through the Arch which was our first visit to Croft Castle and this visit being our second. In case anyone doesn't know what 'Dally' means it means to walk slowly. This time, although we revisited the Walled Garden, our prime objective was to walk through Fishpool Valley. Before we […]

The Other End – Day 3

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Wake up. Draw curtains. Wall to wall sunshine again. Whoopee. Another nice, relaxed breakfast. Today we are going back to the bus station and catching the same bus again but we are going a little farther this time; a 20 minute journey. We alight at the first bus stop after the bus turns away from the […]

A devil of a walk

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When Amanda was a child she used to read books by Malcolm Saville some of who's stories were situated around the Stiperstones in Shropshire and she had always wanted to vist them. The Stiperstones are on a ridge a little west of the Long Mynd near Church Stretton and is about a 45 minute drive […]

First find

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When we moved to this area we expected to find fossils at some stage but not quite so soon and so easily. Amanda turned over a rock in the garden and there they were. These are brachiopods; a form of shellfish. We haven't identified the rock yet let alone the brachiopods. That will have to […]

Is there Much Wenlock?

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Is there Much Wenlock? There is actually Little Wenlock! Confused? I'll explain. Little Wenlock is a village, a little south of the town of Wellington in Shropshire, and Much Wenlock is a small market town also in Shropshire. The 'Much' part indicates that it is larger than Little Wenlock. We stayed in Much Wenlock for […]

Wednesday. Train from our local station to Stratford. Change on to the Jubilee Line and thence to Waterloo Station where we once again emerged into daylight. We headed north and found ourselves on the approach to Waterloo Bridge over the Thames and then, off to our left we saw this. The Royal Festival Hall with […]

I got out of bed this morning and tried to encourage my legs to move and by the time I'd got down to breakfast they were just about usable again (but only just ). Breakfast is fairly late here, at eight o'clock, so I first wandered out into the town towards the church. It was […]

Today is the big day! My most ambitious day of the whole trip. I plan to get the bus to Chideock (pronounced 'Chidock') and walk back to Lyme Regis via Golden Cap. What's Golden Cap? It's the highest point on the south coast – that's what. After breakfast I walked a couple of hundred yards […]

I was on my own because Amanda was unable to come with me this time but she drove me to our local station where I was to catch the train to London but we were greeted with the news that the train was cancelled. Brilliant!    The next train was in half an hour which […]