Holloway

Holloway by Robert Macfarlane, Stanley Donwood & Dan Richards (Faber & Faber) In July 2005 (or 2004, depending on if you take the date from the flyleaf or the text, but what does it matter...this is a book filled with timelessness anyway) Robert Macfarlane and Roger Deakin traveled to explore the holloways of South Dorset's… Continue reading Holloway

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A Short Walk up Wittenham Clumps

A short drive from here there is a big hill and a slightly smaller hill, each has a stand of trees on top, they're called, rather delightfully,  Wittenham Clumps. They're our go to place for a quick weekend afternoon walk of a distance tolerable to a reluctant eight year old, if the drive to nearish… Continue reading A Short Walk up Wittenham Clumps

Waiting for a Leaf To Fall (in Wytham Woods)

In my imagination a walk through the woods with the boy would be carefree and happy, he would be running along ahead skipping through the leaves and have a jolly time, while the husband and I follow on hand in hand discussing what we'll have in the pub for lunch at the end of the walk (this pub, of… Continue reading Waiting for a Leaf To Fall (in Wytham Woods)

A Walk in the Oxfordshire Woods

We're lucky to have a garden which ends at the edge of a nature reserve, so our own trees merge in nicely with those in the reserve (and there are some giants, as we found out when one came down in the storm a couple of years ago). On a quiet morning, with your back to the… Continue reading A Walk in the Oxfordshire Woods

On White Horses

It was my birthday last week, I don't get many actual birthdays due to being born on 29th February (this is my own fault, Mum says, for being late).  What better present could I give myself but a nice long walk without the boys (much as I love them, sometimes this has to be done)… Continue reading On White Horses