The Black Mountains Walk

Jul 30

The Black Mountains Walk

Richard and Harriet take a walk and climb over the Black Mountains in Wales.

Vobes Show 1843

Jul 27

Vobes Show 1843

Did you go to university and what did you do with the knowledge you learned? Why I am not into the Olympics and the couple who didn’t speak for twenty years.

Hope Bowdler Walking Podcast

Jul 22

Hope Bowdler Walking Podcast

Harriet and Richard pop out for a walk in the July sunshine in Shropshire. This time they are exploring the delights of Hope Bowdler, which is near Church Stretton and close to Caer Caradoc.

To quote Wikipedia: Hope Bowdler Hill rises to the north of the village, with a number of summits, the three tallest of which are 426 metres (1,398 ft), 410m and 393m. The Gaer Stone (or Gaerstones) is part of this hill. On Hope Bowdler Hill you can go on 3.5 mile walk that will take you over the hill and a couple others in the area. This walk will also take you to Gaerstone, Wilstone hill and towards Church Stretton before it takes you back to Hope Bowdler.

It is one of those walks that is over shadowed by the like of the suppose hill that Caratacus was defeated by the Roman’s in AD51 during his last stand to defend Britain against these dreaded foes. That said, it is worth taking a short detour to find one of the many public pathways to clamber to the top and take in the magnificent views.

Legend also has it that a millennium later another famous rebel led a revolt against the Normans. The rebel was Edric Silvaticus also known as ‘Edric the Wild’, he was a Saxon that fought against the Normans in the area of Hope Bowdler after the Conquest of 1066.

The Beer Show 1842

Jul 17

The Beer Show 1842

It’s another beer show and Jimmy and I are drinking lager. Yes lager. It was a gift from a local listener – thanks Peter.

The Vobes Show 1841

Jul 14

The Vobes Show 1841

Have you tried the meal deals at supermarkets? Are they all they are supposed to be or can you do better else where?

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