Archive for the tag 'Swans'

I wasn’t able to fit in one of the scheduled T50 trail walks that all converged in Telford Town Centre. Instead I had a solo (5 Mile)  afternoon walk along parts of the T50 trail to get to my favourite local nature reserve. I was rewarded with lush green lined pathways and fluffy delights.

I lingered [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on May 22nd 2022

This afternoon I went on one of my longer walking routes to visit Dothill Nature Reserve in search of the recently born cygnets. When I first arrived at the nature reserve the swans and newly born cygnets were on the opposite side of the lake. I waited patiently, and as I had hoped the swan [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on May 6th 2022

Yesterday afternoon I had the opportunity to take a longer walk to Dothill Nature Reserve.
I spent as much time walking there and back as I did in the Nature Reserve.
I will do it differently next time. I will park near to one of the entry points which will allow me more time to enjoy exploring [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 11th 2020

The moat around the Bishops’s Palace was designed to divert water from low lying ground around that caused flooding around the  palace:

Ralph of Shrewsbury saw through an ambitious building project to transform this damp, unstable site. He channeled the water from the wells into a moat surrounding the Palace, which acted as a reservoir. It [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 20th 2016

The Chapel Bridge and Water Tower were built in the 14th century.  The bridge served as a rampart, as well as part of the towns fortification.  Originally 285 meters long, the bridge was shortened several times during the 19th century.  Water tower served as a dungeon, archive and treasury vault.
In the 17th century the Chapel [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 15th 2013

The good, of course is always beautiful, and the beautiful never lacks proportion.

12 Comments CherryPie on Jul 28th 2013

10 Comments CherryPie on May 7th 2012

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