Twenty four men and a dog assembled to walk nine miles or so through beautiful Shropshire countryside. Setting off from Stanmore Country park, we walked a couple of miles across fields, before having to get our leg over an electric fence. Then down through a wooded bridle path until we reached the River Worfe. The dog was especially appreciative. Coffee stop overlooked the river and Rindleford Mill, mentioned in the Domesday book, but rebuilt in the 17th Century and now upmarket apartments. We then followed the river, criss-crossing over footbridges until lunch stop in the grounds of Davenport House. Beautiful views and sunshine.
Having set off again, we had to shelter from a squally shower; then on again, finally leaving the river and walking up the edge of a golf course. Just before our tea stop we had to wade through a field of maize which was taller then ourselves. The dog was really in his element. We managed to get through without loosing anyone. Again, lovely views and sunshine for our stop. The last section took us through fields, a footpath full of nettles and brambles, skirting two lily covered ponds and finally getting back to the car park just as it started to pour down.
Everyone was most appreciative of the walk which lasted about five hours; and those who had not been to Shropshire beforehand enjoyed the scenery.