It’s a grey but warm summer’s day early in July, as I write this, and I’m just back from a local walk from home up into the Haldon Hills by way of another green lane. It’s new to me (how much I’m enjoying discovering all these old routes!): steep, narrow, dark, sunken and contains some… Continue reading A Very Local Spring – Part 3
I always look forward to reaching this wonderful old intersection of minor roads near Denbury with its delightful tree at the centre. I deliberately include just two of the roads here, encircling the great mound of Denbury Down, with its Iron Age fort. The Down is clearly visible for miles around, including much of Southern… Continue reading Bramble Oak Cross
Here I go again uploading a panoramic image of rural Devon that is likely to be of little interest to anyone outside of the county (or indeed many within it). To me this land of rolling hills and narrow country lanes is heaven on earth; to many, I accept, it may not be. This is… Continue reading Training cattle under Knowle Hill?
There are many thousands of miles of pathways, bridleways and country lanes in the British Isles, but the green lanes are particularly special. And to me the green lanes of Devon cast an indefinable spell: they are deep, divided by tall hedges, sometimes difficult to find, very often muddy if not actually waterlogged, and of course, they… Continue reading Getting lost in Devon’s green lanes