Dressed in her best red satin bow, Florence was eagerly waiting for the customary unwrapping, “is there a parcel for me Mum?”
Not only a bag of treats from Gran, but also a hamper
what a lucky girl!
“What are we doing tomorrow Mum?”
“We are going to walk through the woods to the top of a Welsh Mountain Florence”
Past the wind damaged trees and galvanised wire, look back to the coast in the distance,
onwards old lady, to the top,
Breiddon Hill is an extinct volcanic hill on the border of Shropshire & Powys, at 1199ft. which by definition makes it a mountain. On route to the summit there are ruins of an Iron Age Hill fort, which may have been the site of the last stand of Caractacus, the British chieftan who lead the revolt against the Romans. At the summit is a monument, Admiral Rodney’s Pillar, built by the Gentlemen of Montgomeryshire who supplied the oak wood that was shipped down the Severn to Bristol to where Admiral Rodney's fleet was built.
So not only did Flo have a lovely walk with spectacular views, she learnt some history.