A woodland path early in the walk.
The panoramic view from the car park area near Plush Hill.
Wild ponies on the Long Mynd.
Townbrook from our lunch spot.
St. Laurence's Church in Church Stretton.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.9 miles. Climb: 1371'.
Time: 4 hours 55 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overal walk average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Celia.
This was another glorious day for walking, dry with plenty of sunshine and not too hot, a cooling breeze across the top of the Long Mynd made sure of that.
As ever in this area there were lots of other walkers, and for the first time for the group, there were lots of "wild ponies" too.
The views today were superb in all directions, but especially towards Caer Cadoc and the Lawley and further towards the Wrekin. The Stipperstones were also clearly seen as we approached Pole Bank trig point.
Lunch was taken at the top of Townbrook where we could clearly see our descent into this dramatic valley.
Birds seen or heard today included: European robin, Common blackbird, Carrion crow, Blue tit, Great tit, Jackdaw, Woodpigeon, Collared dove, Raven, House sparrow and Meadow pipit.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pant-yr-Ochain where I enjoyed a pint of Snowdonia Ale from the Purple Moose brewery.