In which I daydream of Anses Wood
Anses is old and gobliny, and beautiful, too.Joan Begbie, Walking in the New Forest, published 1934
The oaks are all fine old trees, their bark gracefully diapered, their shape true to the best oak tradition; of the beeches this cannot always be said. Some heel over at perilous angles, others split into branches almost as soon as they stop being roots, and others, fallen, prop themselves on some great limb and continue to bear leaf and mast as if nothing had happened.Joan Begbie, Walking in the New Forest
Anses is not so very different today, and I have been too long away. Until I can return to its shadows and woodland rides, I have been making do with some photographs: here are a few.
Anses Wood can be found near Fritham; park at Cadman’s Pool, and get lost in its mysteries.