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Shropshire Countryside - Attingham Park and Ironbridge

I am so lucky to be surrounded by the beautiful Shropshire countryside, no matter the weather it always looks splendid. At the end of last week I took a short stroll around some of the grounds at one of most popular National Trust properties in Shropshire - Attingham Park
Snowdrop Walk Attingham Park
Snowdrop Walk - Attingham Park
River Tern Attingham Park
River Tern Attingham Park
It was a fresh sunny February morning, the Snowdrops carpet large areas of the woodland. They are a real pleasure to see, it was surprisingly quiet too. Turning back I headed for one of my favourite spots, a bench that enjoys views across the River Tern to the Deer Park. Way off into the distance frantically waving at me was my sister, she loves a good walk, nothing like my slowcoach stop and start walking.  We met up later, back at the secondhand bookshop for a warm around the log burner. I have mentioned this bookshop previously as it is my favourite secondhand bookshop, so so charming. 
Frozen flood water Dale End Park Ironbridge
Dale End Park - Ironbridge
This week with the children on a term break from school, my sister and I got to spend the whole day with my niece who also got to enjoy a sleepover too. Off we went to explore locally around Ironbridge along with some geocaching. Our first stop was at Dale End Park, a successful geocache find followed by a brief walk into the park. It was an exceptionally cold day, so it was wrap up warm in a hat and scarf weather. Here we also found the remains of the recent flood water in the park which had frozen over. Yet the Crocus all managed to keep flowering.
Dale End Park - Ironbridge
Dale End Park - Ironbridge
The day was filled with plenty of hot chocolate and cake stops, a necessity to make sure we warmed up. More geocache finds at the Ironbridge itself.  We then went for a stroll around the Maws Craft Centre followed by a brief walk along the frozen canal at Coalport. Here the ducks were demonstrating their ice skating skills. Although they did have other things on their mind to keep them warm - wink, wink, nudge, nudge. The freezing weather certainly did not dampen their ardour. 
Coalport Canal Duck
Frozen Coalport Canal
I am sharing with you five of my favourite photographs of my recent Shropshire days out, and linking up Five on Friday at Love Made My Home.
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11 comments:

  1. Such lovely photos of a beautiful area. Good old National Trust what would we do without them! :-)

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  2. Snow drops and crocus! Lovely spring out there!

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  3. Beautiful photos, I love Springtime flowers and those crocuses are beautiful. xx

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  4. That's a lovely place to visit and take photographs.

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  5. Looks as though you had a great time out and about!! The snowdrops and crocuses are especially beautiful aren't they!!! Wonderful to see them. Thank you so much for joining in the anniversary of Five On Friday, I really do appreciate it so much! Have a good weekend! xx

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  6. I simply must plant lots of crocus bulbs next year. What a show they make.

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  7. The crocus' look stunning thee. You live in a beautiful part of the world. And geocaching not done it in a while but it has made family walks more exciting for us in the past

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  8. Lovely! Two of my favourite places and we try and visit once or twice a year as they are not too far away from us. It was lovely to see them again in your photos:)

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  9. Ironbridge is on my list of cheeky weekends away must visits!

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  10. These wooded areas look stunning with the carpets of snowdrops and crocuses! What a lot of walking you did that day. I would be ready for the hot drinks at the end of it too. How nice that you met up with your sister to enjoy the remainder of your visit.
    Wendy

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  11. OH! I am so jealous that Spring has arrived in the UK already! The weatherman here in Toronto is predicting 15cm of snow in the next few days so we won't be seeing any daffodils anytime soon around here! I guess Ill have to live vicariously through you and your photos!

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