Sunday, 15 May 2011

Clun

All I asked, was to go somewhere with a tea shop.
So Clun was chosen as it was somewhere we had driven through but never stopped to have a look around.
On our way we stopped off to take in the magnificent views from the Shropshire way, we just had to imagine how much better the views would have been if it hadn't been so cloudy and oh how my ears hurt by the time we returned to the car - such a cold wind why didn't I take a hat?


When we arrived in Clun, we headed straight for 'The Maltings' where we enjoyed a pot of tea and cake - slab of chocolate cake for Mr S, and scone with jam and cream for me, before heading up to the castle.
Clun Castle dates back to the early twelth century in the times of the Normans




Swift flying over the ruins
 As well as the screaching swifts which I heard before I spotted, there were also a handful of jackdaws flying around, and then while walking alongside the river Mr S disturbed this common blue butterfly hiding in the grass, it really wasn't warm enough for butterflies today and this was the only one we saw all day.

Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus

Common Blue
Polyommatus icarus