Rooted in the Land: a misty dawn

The glory of a misty English morning – some beautiful photos and memories from Sue …

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

SE Ilkley 2015 alveley fenny bentley ironbridge (19)We were up and away early, very early, Friday morning. It was tempting to look at some of the historical treasures of Worcester, but we really didn’t have time to get stuck in a busy city centre on a Friday, especially when we were due in the north that afternoon. We hit the road before breakfast instead, and our reward was a beautiful, misty dawn.

SE Ilkley 2015 alveley fenny bentley ironbridge (3)We had only to glance at the map to realise that the one thing that stood between us and the north was Birmingham; a big, big place. Not a place you want to hit in rush hour, when even the motorways come to a standstill. And rush ‘hour’ is a misnomer there. It lasts for ages. We could, of course, go round the long way… which seemed to me to be infinitely preferable.

P1230936Taking the back roads in a vaguely northwesterly direction we meandered through…

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