Tag Archives: Cambridgeshire

Wordless Wednesday – Wintersweet, Lily, Lily, Rose

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Farewell, My Lovely

The Horse Chestnut will be sorely missed by locals, walkers and wildlife enthusiasts (it was a favourite roost for the local Barn Owls). Over the last few years the tree has been throwing out new growth at ground level, so … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A Sheltering Tree

 

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Wordless Wednesday – Tree-lined avenues with atmosphere

… near Cambridge

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A Garden full of Canals

Chippenham Park, Cambridgeshire, has a distinctly naval theme governing the layout of its gardens and it certainly contains boat loads of water, nearly all laid out in the form of long straight canals. The reason for this focus is that … Continue reading

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Dreaming in Wandlebury Ring

I love the atmosphere at Wandlebury Ring, near Cambridge. Standing in its deep ditches it is easy to feel slightly lost in time. I can dream of giants (Gogmagog), warriors (Romans),  knights (see Gervase) and of Kings (James II). Way … Continue reading

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A riot of colour on the Winter Walk

Anglesey Abbey is a well known destination for galanthophiles in East Anglia and its extensive, landscaped displays of over 300 varieties of snowdrops are well worth a visit in February. This year though, due to the usually warm winter weather, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – 01/04/2015 – Gone home

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Taking the long approach to Wimpole Hall

It is such an arresting view when you approach Wimpole Hall from the south: A wide open space focussed on the house by maturing parallel avenues of trees. The irony is that most people see this view (if at all) … Continue reading

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Houghton – Mill on the Ouse

There has been a mill here on the Great Ouse for more than a thousand years (Domesday records), but what we see today dates from roughly 17th Century, with some 19th Century additions. It is now owned by the National … Continue reading

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