Mellington Hall Hotel
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... part of the route before he knew there was at least one very arduous climb to come. in fact the last 4 miles appeared to include another 1000 feet of ascent (later supported y iPhone ). He did not tell Jo about this discovery. We battled on and reached our accommodation Shirley Heights at about 7 pm almost 11 hours after leaving Knighton. This was undoubtedly the longest and hardest Of our days so far. Shirley Heights is a modern bed and breakfast establishment run by ...
After another good nights sleep we woke at 0600 to see the sun shining and no mention of rain on any of the fully charged Apple devices - may be ok then. Breakfast at 0730, untempted by Hay's famous collections of second hand book shops, we were on the road again by 0815, the restorative powers of sleep quite astonishing. Actually the weather turned out to be changeable with intermittent blustery showers necessitating frequent taking ...
... and sometimes with gravel, sometimes maroon in colour. We headed North along the ridge, which is close to 2000 feet above sea level, for about 5 miles. At this point just as we left the ridge it began raining and got a lot colder. We had been lucky not to make this high level crossing in bad weather. In full battle dress we got off the mountain and stopped for lunch using a large stone for shelter from the elements. The road here is the only road to cross the Black Mountains ...
... blooming in random spots. Unfortunately we were unable to catch up with Emma, Julian and the children as they are away on the school holidays.
Our trip from Scotland took us past the Falkirk Wheel, the largest boat lift in the world which is used to connect the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal. The wheel replaces 11 locks and raises (or lowers) boats over a distance of 24m. We were fortunate to see the wheel in operation and it is ...
... hassles with returning the rental car, and timing, and, oh, just more hassles and more hassles.
After some discussion with out B&B hosts and the other guests, and throwing ideas and alternatives back and forth, we decided to go to a travel agent in the Kinver High St and give her the problem. We tried to do one piece of local sightseeing first, (the Rock Houses, where people carved homes into a limestone hillside cliff-face; the houses ...