In which I find a haunted wood and memories of a woodsman's cottage, and spend some peaceful moments sitting on a bench deep in the forest.
In which I enjoy the first properly sunny day for ages, and go for a walk round lovely Godshill Wood in the New Forest.
In which I find bilberry in Godshill Wood in the New Forest.
In which I reach the top of the forest...Pipers Wait is the highest point in the New Forest, and is included in this lovely circular walk from Eyeworth Pond near Fritham.
In which I search for an old oak in the New Forest and maybe (or maybe don’t) find it.
On a bitingly cold day, I walk vanished paths through the Coppice of Linwood, King's Garn Gutter and Long Beech Inclosure, visiting the Rufus Stone in the New Forest on the way.
In which I am awed by tall trees and get very muddy... Here, Joan and I continue the walk described in last week's post, finding ourselves among the tall, tall trees of Islands Thorns
In which I turn left, not right... This is my very first walk with Joan Begbie, making our way through Eyeworth and Studley Woods from Fritham. There were some disagreements and ambiguities about the right way to go, but that didn't spoil a beautiful tramp through the woods.