A good walk: Picklescott and the Portway, Shropshire

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    The Portway above Picklescott, looking west
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Christopher Somerville

Published at 12:01AM, March 7 2015

It was a cold late winter�s afternoon over the Shropshire hills when I set off
from the Bottle and Glass at Picklescott; so cold that the cows in their
sheds were making the air foggy with their soft silage-sweetened breath. The
broad lowlands of the great Shropshire and Cheshire plain stretched out
green and sunlit as I climbed the lane from the village. But there was a
frosting of white along the upper bulwarks of the Wrekin, 15 miles off, and
when I got out into the high fields I found that the slopes of Cothercott
Hill were still blanketed

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