16th century antics and Crazies Hill
Thirty miles over the last 10 days of January brought varied weather conditions and interesting locations. From beautiful frosty mornings in Hampshire to torrential downpours in Berkshire, here are some of my favourite places that I visited this month.
Monday morning miles in Windsor through the deer park, propelled by a freezing cold wind.
The16th century Shottesbrook Park and Church
Shottesbrook Park and church where we were fortunate enough to hear the organist playing.
The grave of Dicken Smith who put the final touches to the church back in the 16th century by installing the weather vane. However, once installed he demanded that a tankard of ale be winched up to him so that he may celebrate his success. As he threw his head back to down his ale he lost his balance, fell and died of his injuries.
Walking around the unusually named Crazies Hill, taking in views across the Chilterns towards Henley.
I’m excited about February’s walking and I’m looking forward to new locations in and around Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and maybe some further afield.
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