Withno directly competing titles, Bradt's Slow Shropshire fills a much-needed gapin the market for a guide to an area that, of all of the UK's regions, isperhaps most synonymous with ‘Slow'. Shropshire also has a resonance for US travellers,with several notable US connections. Read about the eccentric Regency squireJohn ‘Mad Jack' Mytton, who has been honoured by students at the University ofMinnesota with an annual streaking event. Also connected with the area areRandolph Caldecott, after whom the prestigious US Caldecott medal for children'spicture books is named, and the relatives of university founder Elihu Yale.
Thisnew title from Bradt written by local author Marie Kreft places an emphasis oncar-free travel, local produce and characterful accommodation. It includesdetailed descriptions of place, historical overviews, ghost stories and folktales, and first-hand accounts from Shropshire locals, as well as hand-pickedrestaurant recommendations based on long-standing knowledge and consultationwith locals. Warm and witty writing combines with a natural enthusiasm for theregion make this an indispensable guide to one of Britain's most scenic areas.Ludlow is acknowledged as the Slow Food capital of the UK, while the region asa whole is much celebrated, described by PG Wodehouse as the "nearestearthly place to paradise". The guide is unapologetic in taking you thelong way round: through ancient woodland, over bridges and 'Blue RememberedHills', back in time, down footpaths, into castles, churches and interestingpubs, cheerfully savoring the authentic, the offbeat and the local.
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
What is the Slow Movement?
Going Slow in Shropshire - an Introduction to the Region
PART TWO: CHAPTERS
Chapter 1: South-West Shropshire Chapter 2: South-East ShropshireChapter 3: Shrewsbury and SurroundsChapter 4: Telford and Wrekin, including Ironbridge GorgeChapter 5: North-West ShropshireChapter 6: North-East Shropshire