SIMON WHALEY

Countryfile Snapper

Last night’s Countryfile programme was from Shropshire – in fact, it was from just the other side of the Long Mynd, here in Church Stretton.

I’d already climbed Ragleth Hill earlier in the morning, appreciating the sunshine we hadn’t seen for a few days. Walking to the end of the hill, where the telegraph pole crowns the southern tip, I took a photo of All Stretton and the Long Mynd under a blue sky with some cloud.

It wasn’t until I was watching BBC Countryfile, that I realised they might use a Shropshire Weather Watcher photo during the long-range weather forecast. Logging onto my account, I spotted the coveted Editor’s Pick label! Could it be, I wondered.

Moments later, up popped the weather present, Nick Miller, and then he cut to … my photo. 😁

Snapper Simon and BBC Countryfile’s Long Range Weather Forecast.

And then, the following morning, Carol Kirkwood on BBC Breakfast also used the image during her national weather forecasts on the half hour!

Snapper Simon on BBC Breakfast

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