DAY 30: Ludlow to Wilderhope Manor (16.03m)

After a great Yorkshire wedding weekend I'm back on the road from Ludlow.

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 "Trout and Tories" (Apperson,  English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases: A Historical Dictionary , 1929)

"Trout and Tories" (Apperson, English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases: A Historical Dictionary, 1929)

 Tories

Tories

 Trout

Trout

I reach the village of Culmington planning to take a rest. Then a guy pops up (who I later found out is called Dennis) who offers a tour of the church.  

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Dennis unlocks a door and I half climb, half crawl up a narrow step of stairs. I find myself at the top of the rood screen - the carved wood screen separating the nave from the chancel of the church. At Easter the priest would preach from the top of the rood screen, flanked by choir boys.

 Dennis as seen from the top of the rood screen stairs.

Dennis as seen from the top of the rood screen stairs.

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Bidding Dennis farewell I head across Corvedale taking a winding road between hills.  

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Heading towards the Wenlock Ridge. 

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At the ridge I follow a path - all the time with woodland around, or next to me.

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I reach the Youth Hostel at the Elizabethan gabled manor house of Wilderhope. A fine hostel.

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