Sunday 23rd August 2020.

Today with Peter and Alison we spent 5 hours wandering around Shrewsbury a medieval market town in Shropshire close to the Welsh border. The town has over 600 listed buildings including a Castle and Abbey, it is known as the birthplace of Charles Darwin.

There is a large park “Quarry Park” adjacent to the River Severn where you can go on a river trip or hire canoes. We followed the walk along the river from English Bridge all the way back to the campsite.

The town has a good selection of shops from well known high street stores to smaller individual shops, we investigated a few but as is current at the moment having to wear a mask all the time is a little restrictive, I find it especially annoying as my glasses steam up. We had lunch outside underneath the market hall building served by staff wearing face visors.

Apart from the annoyance of the acorns on the roof (unfortunately we couldn’t move pitches) we had a good weekend. The site feels a little run down but much of this is due to huge floods earlier in the year but it is evident work is going on to get back to normal, with its close proximity to Shrewsbury we would certainly use the site again.

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