A brief, blissful moment of late summer stillness on the South Downs brings back memories of past days walking in the silence of the Lakeland Fells.Continue reading “Up on the Downs again”
Tucked away in a quiet part of Hampshire, nestling in the narrow lanes beneath the northern slopes of the South Downs, lies a place of pilgrimage for lovers of the natural world.Continue reading “Gilbert White’s Selborne”
‘This other Eden, demi-paradise,…This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England’
The South Downs
This time I’ve not travelled far– just a few miles down the road. Welcome to my own ‘patch’. Join me as we sit looking out over the beautiful Arun valley – a favourite local view. Our eyes look over the part- natural, yet heavily manicured, countryside of farm fields, the river and up into downs beyond. As we sit and take in the scene, we begin looking at the details, seeing things we had not noticed before. We become aware of a living landscape.