DAY 32: Coalport to Shrewsbury (20.61m)

I retrace my steps along the gorge to Ironbridge, crossing into the town itself then picking up the Severn Way.

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As I follow the river I see the lovely red power station towers from the other side.  

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Leaving the river I walk up through a small wood called Piner's Coppice, full of the smell of freshly cut wood. 

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As I walk I can usually see The Wrekin rising up from the Shropshire plane in the distance. 

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A Shropshire phrase goes: "If you can see the Wrekin, it's going to rain. And if you can't see the Wrekin, it's already raining". I can see it but the rain holds off!

Carrying along the Severn Way down quiet country lanes.  

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Then, not far from Shrewsbury, a proper riverside walk. Peaceful with a late afternoon sun.  

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Into Shrewsbury itself. Passing Lord Hill's Column (taller than Nelson's) and the beautiful Shirehall building designed by Ralph Crowe, the county architect in the mid 1960s. To my Nan's for the night.

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