Morning mist and sunshine over Ludlow

This is Ludlow Castle in the morning sunshine, with a layer of mist lingering above the fields beyond it.

Morning mist and sunshine over Ludlow

In the distance is Brown Clee, topped by Abdon Burf, which is the higher of its two summits.

I took this shot while standing on Whitcliffe Common, one of my favourite viewpoints in the whole of Shropshire.

The Common is all that remains of a much larger medieval common, which was used by local residents to graze livestock, gather fallen wood and quarry stone for many of the town’s buildings.

Whitcliffe later became a fashionable promenade overlooking the town and the River Teme, and it is still a valued recreational facility where people can walk and enjoy the wonderful views.

It is maintained by the Friends of Whitcliffe Common in close conjunction with the leaseholders, Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

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