All around the Wrekin  by beryl

All around the Wrekin

This road goes all around the Wrekin . The Wrekin is a local hill in Shropshire & is a predominate and well known land mark rising to the height of 407meters (1,335 ft ) above the Shropshire Plain and popular with walkers & visitors
"All around the Wrekin" is a common phrase used locally , meaning the long way around , and "To all friends around the Wrekin" is a toast traditionally used in Shropshire especially at Christmas and New Year .

Like yesterday --another dull, grey day

Love this information. It is really fantastic what you learn on 365 ! This is a lovely shot of the changing trees and landscape as we approach winter. Fav.
November 28th, 2013  
Very interesting and think the expression is the same as 'all around the houses'. Nice to have a local flavour to the saying! Although your day is dull you have some nice colour from the trees.
November 28th, 2013  
Yes, I agree with Graham, soon this will be a very different scene. Were you walking or did you stop the car. Hats off to you if you trudged up this hill!
November 28th, 2013  
I am ashamed to say that I always thought that the Wrekin was in Wales! I like this shot, it makes me want to know what is over the brow of that hill.
November 28th, 2013  
Yes I have been all around the Wrekin , a lovely shot Beryl
November 28th, 2013  
@quietpurplehaze @lucypics @jantan @snowy @thresheg Thank you all I have spent a lot of time around the Wrekin in the past I remember an year group of us teachers walking the whole year group around the Wrekin on a non teaching day ( a day of free activities we had towards the end of the summer term !!) A lovely day out in the fresh air without a cooker in sight --I used to teach Home Ech ..later to be known as Food Technology !! Unfortunately at the moment I have great difficulty & pain in walking at all !! I hope things will improve when I have a knee replacement --hopefully in around feb '14 sorry for the moan !!
November 28th, 2013  
Great shot Beryl, I've been round the Wrekin many a time - literally and metaphorically :)
November 28th, 2013  
Still a fair number of leaves on the trees this year considering it will be 1st December on Sunday! I hope you get to walk around it again after your knee replacement Beryl.
November 28th, 2013  
Great shot.
November 28th, 2013  
Lovely shot and information, Beryl - I have seen The Wrekin, years ago drove round it. I was fascinated by 'A Shropshire Lad'!
November 28th, 2013  
A very nice looking area, and I'm sure plenty of wildlife and other photo opps
November 29th, 2013  
Interesting! and a lovely spot.
November 29th, 2013  
Nice shot and interesting info!!
November 29th, 2013  
Nice composition and enjoyed the info
November 29th, 2013  
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