Walking Podcast – Shropshire Way
You can check out the photographs that Jimmy took here: Photos
Richard and Jimmy go to Brighton to have a stroll around and explore the merits of Little London by the Sea. Taking a microphone and a train, the two history buffs, wonder the streets, the lanes and the promenades of this old seaside resort recording their observations and searching for the detail most people ignore or don’t even see.
The Podcast is in two parts. This is part One – the second episode will be online soon.
Have a look at the photos that Jimmy took here: Photos
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.