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A fantastic warm summer morning. The big countryside around these parts illuminated by a clear vivid light.
Off road from the Badbury Rings car park along good trails and farm tracks today, (well, apart from a slight brush with some brambles, nettles and dog roses see photo- cycloflagilation!), including an excursion up to and around the abandoned airfield at Tarrant Rushton, took us to the previously unexplored areas of Dean Hill, Chetterwood and Manswood – and what a treat. Shimmering fields of golden barley, a hovering kestrel, and some stinky oil seed rape.
Finds of the day: Rik spotted three double decker buses in various states of renovation in one of the old airfield hangers. Pete T recognised some of Lindsay’s piggy friends and Maccy stopped to scrump some delicious cherrys at Hemsworth farm.
18 glorious miles and a picnic, (sausage roll and drop scones), on the Roman road with views towards Witchampton and the Allen valley – lovely.