Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Benthall Edge Woods

A few days before I took this photograph the cricked back I'd had for months had suddenly and unexpectedly shuffled everything back into place like a row of dominoes and I felt like bounding up these steps in celebration.  Needless to say I didn't make it to a bound but walked sedately up through Benthall Edge Woods.  Many paths converge here and it is a popular woodland walk so the steps both protect the woodland environment and the walker from sliding on muddy slopes
I have been told there are 469 steps in total but didn't count them.
Despite plenty of signposts (none of which were the one we were looking for) we managed to miss part of the purpose of the walk which took in the remains of the industrial revolution, an old quarry and lime kilns
Somehow ending up out of the woods amongst baby bovines
Coming down through the woods and dropping onto the route of the Shropshire Way on the way back
where we eventually saw one lime kiln just off the Severn Way footpath but there was some construction work going on so sadly we couldn't approach, however the late summer woodland greenery more than made up for the disappointment.  This part of the Severn Way long distance footpath runs along an old disused railway line
which no doubt would be marked on this information board of the area that was being drilled into place by the side of the car park on our return.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at B here


VioletSky said...

That is a lot of steps, but at least it seems to be a gentle slope! And loved the surprise ending!!

Hildred said...

Glad your back mysteriouosly shifted (they have a way of doing that) to enable you to go up the steps and take such lovely photos!

Gerald (SK14) said...

looks a beautiful walk

Roger Owen Green said...

wow, a BUNCH of steps - that'll keep one fit!


Gattina said...

That's a lot of steps ! My poor legs !
ABC Wednesday

Lea said...

Beautiful scenery!

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Marie said...

Love that first photo! All of them show a wonderful place to hike! So glad your back is better.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

What a beautiful place.

doodles n daydreams said...

A lovely place for a walk.


Ann said...

It is a perfect spot to walk--so pretty and tranquil. If the huffing and puffing doesn't cloud the stillness.