According to forecasters, we're heading for an amazing summer -- full of dreamy hot days to get out and about.
And where else better than Shropshire to find a perfect picnic spot to help those gorgeous sunny days pass by?
Why not pack a hamper full with some of the region’s finest local food and drink and head in the direction of some of these sites?
You can choose from a riverbank setting at the Lloyds or Maws Craft Centre alongside Jackfield Tile Museum, or near the Toll House, which was built by the great industrialist Abraham Darby around 200 years ago for the original Iron Bridge over the Severn.
More great picnic spots at this renowned World Heritage Site include Coalport Road, opposite Blists Hill Victorian Town.
And after sampling Shropshire’s best local produce al fresco, you can take a walk around the fascinating open air living history museum.
So many of our region’s attractions also provide wonderful picnic sites.
Along with Attingham Park, Dudmaston Hall at Bridgnorth (both National Trust stately homes) has picnic benches in the grounds, while at Buildwas Abbey (English Heritage) you can enjoy a woodland walk and picnic beside the ruins; there is also a children’s play area.