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Poetry & walking near Ironbridge

by Jeff Phelps on April 5th, 2012

Poetry inspired by places.  What a brilliant idea started up by Halfmoon workshops.  On Saturday 5th May I’ll be leading a walk/workshop in the hills and woods around Coalbrookdale as part of the Halfmoon programme.

Signpost to Paradise

Starting at the Museum of Iron we’ll stroll up into Dale Coppice and along the Sabbath Walks which are believed to be the earliest truly public walks in the world.  They give views across the Dale, culminating in the site of a rotunda with views onto the Severn and down onto Abraham Darby’s iron bridge.  There’s even a road called Paradise.


Along the way we’ll find time to make notes, think about our surroundings & maybe start off a poem or two.  Start is around 10.30, but check the Halfmoon website for details and booking.  I hope there’ll be time to look at more of this remarkable area before we adjourn for lunch, talk more poetry and discuss what we’ve found.

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