http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015mqp2

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015mqp2
Paleolithic rock shelter.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

DODDINGTON TORRY HILL CIRCULAR WALK.





















I was lost (again)at this point but they are oblivious and trusting


Reminds me of the Startrite advert for shoes


You've had the Ying,well this is the Yang (asbestos falvoured)



As more families married into the first family the subsequent coat of arms was added to several times.



Wall paintings in the church which escaped the attention of Oliver Cromwell,as did the electric fan
Lovely gorgeous plums
here's the elf and safety aspect of the well,which is not shown on the map
We reckon its at least 100 feet deep and lined with flints







Its like trying to mind mice at a crossroads with this lot



It was raining when we started from Doddington Church,but the rain was warm.
It soon stopped and we paused to remove our jackets in a plum orchard,which was not going to be harvested this year(not by the grower anyway)We turned towards Great Higham,although my map reading went somewhere else.We did fetch up at Bluetown crossroads as planned ,then crossed hogsaw wood to Torrey Hill park,where we stopped for refreshment on a log pile,where I went wrong again,and we emerged at Hollybushes,in mitigation it was nice parkland and gentle walking.Through Little Higham to west end and back through the Plum Orchard.When we arrived back at the car park,we had a look at the church(see pix) and then continued into Sharsted wood.
Next week Frinsted and blackberries are on the menu.10:00 @ church.

6 of us 8 miles rain/sun/wind

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

BREDGAR CIRCULAR WALK



This is a mixture of Cess and paper by products and smells bad(so the townies say)

Bicknor Church all by itself nestling in the woods
Come on,stop sodding about with that flippin camera








Bredgar Village pond which I understand is lit at night


Bredgar Church




I suggested we pick a few apples and that I would keep a lookout,its in the middle of nowhere,luckily my suggestion was ignored a s a police car appeard shortly after
and slowed down to see what we were "up to"
Fighting over the map again,we had to backtrack as I was a little lost
Inspecting Plums







Below are HD



The Rv was the Bredgar Farm Shop Cafe(see ad)where we had bacon sandwiches,we crossed to the village pond ,which has a cobbled ford within to allow horses to cool off.
It is also alive with various,Carp,Goldfish etc which have been placed there by locals.
We crossed the rec,and I then took a wrong turning,but it didn't matter much,and we went down the road from Stiff Street farm.Deans Hill,Deans bottom,and then to the woods,through the orchards to Bicknor Church,a flint church,a bit unusual.(see pix)
Sawnton Farm,Bashford barn lane and then across fields being spread with muck to Bredgar Church.About 5 miles for 5 of us.V hot and sunny,and smelly.