Friday, 10 April 2015

The Bromlow Callow, Shropshire

The Bromlow Callow is a landscape marker and may have been a shelter for sheep and their shepherds whilst droving flocks to market in the valleys. The trees have a tranquil, if slightly eerie quality and would certainly have provided shelter for weary travellers. The landscape inspired the Shropshire author Mary Webb to write
“It was cold in the Callow, a spinney of silver birches and larches that
topped the hill.” ‘Gone to Earth’ Chapter 1

The Bromlow Callow’s location:
OS Explorer: 217
OS Landranger: 137 and 138

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