Pink glow of moonrise over the Wrekin

The best pictures are often the ones you don’t plan for - as this shot of moonrise over the Wrekin shows.

Pink glow of moonrise over the Wrekin

I was driving past at sunset and just had to pull over into a layby near Cound when the sky started to take on a soft pink glow.

There was still a light covering of snow on the summit and it made a nice contrast with the warm colours overhead.

The woodland around the Wrekin was once part of a royal hunting forest that covered 120 square miles.

It stretched from north of Shrewsbury to the east of modern-day Telford and was known as the Royal Forest of Mount Gilbert.

This reflects the former name of the Wrekin, which for centuries was known as Mount Gilbert after a hermit who once lived there.

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