Oh! Doctor Beeching…

Mossy roots

Of course it’s pure conjecture on my part, but if the small village of Bagginswood in Shrophire wasn’t, in some small measure, an inspiration for the name of Tolkien’s titular character from The Hobbit, then you can cover me with eggs and flour and bake me for forty minutes! I mean, it’s entirely feasible, surely.

What this has to do with anything (tennuously) is that Bagginswood is the source of Dowles Brook, and a recent walk through the Wyre Forest along the Dowles Brook Circular Trail is the crux of this post.

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