Blue heaven in the Shropshire sunshine

A match made in heaven - bluebells and sunlit woodland on the Ercall, little sister to the Wrekin.

Blue heaven in the Shropshire sunshine

Difficult to choose, but this has to be one of the best places in Shropshire to photograph these beautiful carpets of blue.

Ancient oak woodland, spectacular views and more than 500 million years of history can also be enjoyed on this 265m hill, which lies just to the north of the Wrekin.

It is managed by Shropshire Wildlife Trust and boasts an impressive former quarry where rocks from the earliest beginnings of life on the planet have been revealed.

An easy, gentle walk takes you onto the quarry floor, but a steep climb is necessary to explore the woods properly and enjoy the views.

The Forest Glen, once the site of a celebrated local tea room but now a car park, was acquired by the Trust in 2005, with substantial assistance from Shropshire Horticultural Society.

The Glen, with its dramatic rockface, is the gateway to the Wrekin, one of Shropshire’s best-loved landmarks.

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