Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Stomping The Stiperstones

The Stiperstones is a 10km ridge in the Shropshire Hills. It is an unmistakable feature since all the other hills around here are rounded. It's an area of heather heathland and, although at this time of year the heather and gorse have gone over, the area remains beautiful.

Five ravens moved along the ridge ahead of us and still found time to make playful dives. I also saw a couple of late red admirals fluttering by and also a couple of pipits and a skylark. On the lower slopes I got a glimpse of four red grouse.

Above is Devil's Chair which is one of the craggy outcrops along the ridge. Click on the images to enlarge them.


Crafty Green Poet said...

sounds lovely...

Duxbury Ramblers said...

Hope you have tried the Stiperstone Inn - steak & ale pie to die for after a good walk, lovely area.

Mistlethrush said...

Yes I did - and I had the steak and ale pie!

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