Green and gold in the Shropshire Hills

A patchwork of green and gold - this is the landscape beneath the southern end of the Long Mynd.

Green and gold in the Shropshire Hills

In the middle distance is the village of Edgton, which was a place of great importance in times gone by.

It lies on the former stagecoach route from London to Bishop's Castle, and was once part of the Barony of Clun.

I took this photograph while standing in the evening sunshine on Burrow Hill, near Craven Arms.

The hill is topped by an Iron Age fort known as Burrow Camp, which covers five acres.

I spent three hours exploring with my camera and, as I listened to the birds singing their hearts out, couldn’t help thinking that there are worse ways to earn a living.

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