Finally, Daisy and I made the effort and made it to the top of Titterstone Clee. Admittedly, not much of an effort as we drove most of the way, but no matter we got there.And, what a view! An amazing vista, really and truly marvelous. From Shropshire’s third highest hill, you can catch views across to: Snowdonia, the Peak District, the Black Country, Cotswolds, Malvern Hills and the Brecon Beacons, but as I have zero sense of direction, I wasn’t sure where I was looking. As far as I was concerned, what laid before me on that clear day was a dramatic 360-degree view of majestic countryside of England and Wales!Daisy and I have enjoyed many walks during lockdown and over the summer and as I go walkabout, I always feel blessed (I regularly thank my lucky stars) to have ‘discovered’ Ludlow. My intention has always been to organise great hikes, including some of the more challenging ones in the Shropshire Hills and to write about them. But as generally seems the case with me (and Daisy), life becomes more of a spontaneous adventure than a planned one (ed: resulting in a sporadic Daisy’s Diary!). The joy of being in the Ludlow area is that I can either walk or take a short drive for a splendid walk. I can find a fabulous isolated, utterly sublime walks in no time at all — as found with Titterstone Clee. A regular joy for me is to head to Mortimer Forest for a loop with Daisy in tow.Life is much busier now that I am a very proud grandmother to two perfect grandsons, but both Daisy and I are committed to regular walks. The weather may become cooler but not our enthusiasm for getting out and about. We’re determined to keep to a schedule this autumn and winter and promise to share our happy trails with you.
Daisy’s Diary: to the top of Titterstone Clee!
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