I have one day planned in Shropshire. We will spend the previous night in Ludlow, then a day of scenic driving, maybe stopping in Church Stretton for a look and a hike up Long Mynd, perhaps tour a country house? We have to fly out of Heathrow at 3:45pm the next day so can I still stay in in Shropshire that night or should we drive further east and get accommodation closer to LHR? We wouldn't have to be at the airport till 12pm(?) but I don't know traffic-wise if it would be smart to leave Shropshire the morning of the day we fly out.
Oh, any suggestions on the best route to drive to LHR? Or should I just follow the satnav?