Sunday, 22 July 2012

# 247 Weekend outing: Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

How was your weekend? I hope it was as sunny and warm as ours and apparently this spell of good weather is here to stay for a little while. Hooray!

We couldn't let this opportunity pass and so with a picnic basket filled with goodies we set off to visit Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses. The views from Kinver Edge are amazing and the rock houses are really worth a visit. I'm including a few links at the end of this post if you'd like to know more.

View from Kinver Edge

Entrance to one of the rock houses.

 The information below is from one of the boards at this National Trust property.

"From the 1600s until the 1960s, whole families lived comfortably in cave dwellings hewn into the soft sandstone along Kinver Edge. Although others survive at nanny's Rock and vale Rock to the south, the rockhouses here at Holy Austin Rocks are among the finest in Europe."

 "In its hey-day, eleven families lived of Holy Austin Rock in a warren of whitewashed rooms on three levels. But when the rockhouses were finally abandoned in 1967, they soon fell into decay. Now painstakingly restored by The National Trust, the lower rockhouses contain a recreated 1900s parlour and bedroom open to the public."

Kinver Edge, Staffordshire Walk

Kinver Rock Houses

Kinver Edge


By the way if you'd like to see more photos of Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses, please have a look in my Flickr album here.