Paul's a real Shropshire Star-gazer with this stunning image

By Ian Harvey | Church Stretton | News | Published:

It took real dedication to get this stunning night-time shot of a frosty path on Shropshire's Long Mynd and the starry skies above Telford.

Paul Murray's sunning photo taken on the Long Mynd

Paul Murray, from Hadley, Telford, headed to the Long Mynd, at Church Stretton, in the early hours as the temperatures plummeted.

He explains: "This image was taken in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, January 18, during clear night skies over the Long Mynd.

"We went up to do a bit of star gazing/photography around midnight and the hill was covered in ice and frost.

"This shot was taken around 2am & it was around -3°.

"On our way back I spotted The Wrekin in the distance down this frosty path and couldn’t resist this shot.

"We’ve now christened ourselves ‘The Shropshire Star gazers’!"

If you look really closely at Paul's photo, you can just make out the red light marking the Wrekin's summit, about two thirds of the way along on the right.

Paul shared the picture with the Shropshire Star’s Instagram 'Star Witness' gallery, which has more than 7,000 followers. To view the gallery or submit a picture, visit

Ian Harvey

By Ian Harvey

Shropshire Star Internet Editor based at the head office in Ketley, Telford


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