Harvest time beneath the Long Mynd

It's harvest time - and afternoon sun highlights the slopes of the Long Mynd above a field of bales.

Harvest time beneath the Long Mynd

This is such a simple shot, but it's one that has eluded me over the years.

The position of the bales in relation to the hill has to be just right - along with good weather of course! - so I was delighted to finally tick it off my list.

The Long Mynd is a much-loved moorland plateau that lies at the heart of the Shropshire Hills.

It is about 10 miles long and four miles across at its widest point, and was once managed as a grouse moor.

Today it is owned and maintained by the National Trust, and many local people have rights to graze sheep here. 

This beautiful landscape was created when some of Britain’s oldest rocks were pushed to the surface along the Church Stretton fault.

It has been shaped by human activity for thousands of years, with archaeological remains discovered dating from as far back as the Bronze Age.

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