I’ve just got back from Shaky Bridges – a wonderful and peaceful stretch of river I’ve written about here before.
We walked for an hour and were only troubled by curious cows. I was at this stretch of the river Sow reading (and recording) a sonnet I’ve written which I’m delighted is going to be shared by Staffordshire Libraries (more of that soon).
The cows were a good audience. Indifferent at first they got closer and closer and the first ones told others to come and listen too. I think that’s what was happening anyway.
It was unseasonably warm but it’s a lovely shaded lane. The M6 and mainline to London are not far away but you’d never know.
I don’t think much has been written about this place but I’m happy to celebrate my home county and another of its overlooked spots.