A landscape in green and gold
Evening sun highlights what is my favourite view in the whole of Shropshire, bathing the landscape in colours of green and gold.
I was standing near the summit of Caer Caradoc, near Church Stretton, when I took this picture.
Caradoc is crowned by a hill fort which, according to local legend, was the site of the last stand of the chieftain Caractacus, who led the resistance against the Roman conquest of Britain.
Little Caradoc can be seen in the foreground, with the distinctive two-mile ridge of the Lawley just beyond it.
To the right of the shot is Lodge Hill, where stone was quarried for Wroxeter Roman City, while the Wrekin stands out on the horizon 12 miles away.
I don’t believe this view can be bettered anywhere in the county, and I never tire of photographing it.
More pictures from this Area of Ourstanding Natural Beauty appear in our Shropshire Hills 2021 Calendar, available to buy here.
Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
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