After a great evening with Nan, and with a hearty breakfast inside me, I set off for the day - first heading into the centre of Shrewsbury.
I head north out of the centre and through a couple of miles of housing, industrial parks and out-of-town shopping outlets. I walk through an underpass (painted with positivity) and I'm into the countryside.
I reach the green fields near Battlefield - the site of the defeat of Henry "Hotspur" Percy's rebel army by Henry IV in July 1403. The battle, the first in which English archers fought each other on English soil, features in Shakespeare's Henry IV, part 1.
Then along back roads to the village of Clive where I stop off for some lunch.
I then motor on, in the rain, to the small town of Wem (home of the modern sweet pea!)
Leaving Wen it's 4 miles more to my campsite for the night. With the on-going drizzle I'm not looking forward to setting the bivy up. But at the campsite I find a covered BBQ area - a nice dry place to sleep and it's got a TV!