SO4873 : Mary Knoll

taken 13 years ago, near to Overton, Shropshire, Great Britain

Mary Knoll.
Mary Knoll.
Hill on the north side of Sunny Dingle/Gutter. The steep slopes were spruce covered for the last 50 years, but the Tully tubes speak of reforestation with broadleaves, probably oak here. I was overjoyed to see this; the old forest is being repaired.
The slope is covered in charcoal burners' platforms; the old role of the forest was serving the Bringewood iron smelters; these make fiendish orienteering controls.
Bringewood :: SO4973
An ancient hunting forest on the Ludlow Anticlyne. Traditionally an oak forest, coppiced for charcoal it is now a commercial conifer wood. It is managed, but not entirely owned by the Forestry Commission.
The charcoal used to supply the iron smelters at Bringewood Forge.
Since the late 1970s the forest has been opened up to recreational use and is now quite busy, with a dense path network.
The forest carries a large herd of fallow deer including the long haired variety supposedly unique to Haye Park.
Mortimer Forest :: SO4973
Name made up by the Forestry Commission in about 1970.
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 14 September, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 489 732 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:21.2681N 2:45.1018W
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