Shropshire is the home of my ancestors; I have traced them back to the 17th century. While it is seen as rural, it has been an ever-changing landscape. None more so than at Titterstone Clee.
Near the summit trig point are the remains of a Bronze Age cairn, dating back up to 4,000 years and there is a Iron Age hill fort too. A significant amount lost to quarrying in recent years. In medieval times ironstone and, later, coal was mined, in particular from bell pits: localised mine shafts, one of which has now flooded to form a lake. Over the years large numbers of quarries were opened up on Titterstone Clee to exploit the dolerite. All but one, on Clee Hill, are now abandoned.
I say that landscape expands consciousness, I will invite you to find out for yourself.