We drove up to the heights above Beguildy. Beguildy is on the border of England and Wales.
It was a lovely drive through the Shropshire Hills along quiet country lanes.
We saw a Red Kite feeding on a dead rabbit in the middle of the road and a sparrowhawk who flew across the path of the car.
When we got to the top of Beacon Hill it felt like we were on top of the World. However, it was freezing and poor old Hettie wasn’t keen on the walking bit.
We saw lots of sheep but didn’t see the ponies although we did see evidence they had been around.
The skylarks were in full song.
We saw primroses clinging to the banks at the edge of lanes and as we topped the ridge we saw snowdrops still in flower.
We drove along the ridge past a farm called Stonypound, confirming that we were on an old drovers road.
On the opposite ridge was the Kerry Ridgeway as we drove back down towards Clun then home.
This outing was recommended by a friend who went on a sunny day. I will be going back to Beguildy and Beacon Hill on a warmer day.
Beguildy also offer a church, castle, pub and shop.