Dry Stone Walling

We’ve all seen them, mile after endless mile, zigzagging the countryside. Often hundreds of years old and looking a bit shabby, with contemporary stock fencing running alongside. Comprising of countless tons of stone, gathered from the surrounding fields over the eons and formed into the convoluted boundary structures we see today. The scale of the … Read moreDry Stone Walling

Coleridge

On one of our recent expotitions we found ourselves at Coleridge Cottage, one time home of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the place he wrote some of his most famous poems including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan. It is a beautiful cottage with rooms that have been recreated as if Coleridge … Read moreColeridge

Stanton Drew Stone Circles

Heidi and I have a bit of a thing for stone circles, amongst other ancient sites, and we recently went in search of the Stanton Drew circles, which are located fairly close to us here in Somerset. We hadn’t realised this little known site has the second largest stone circle in Britain (nearly 115 metres), … Read moreStanton Drew Stone Circles

Express Yourself!

Yesterday we were most fortunate that the power company decided we didn’t need electricity for the day, and since I work from home, this meant we needed to find another way to occupy ourselves. As the day was rather lovely, if a tad brisk, we decided to take Mum for a little walk in the … Read moreExpress Yourself!

Farleigh Hungerford Castle & Nunney Castle

We are English Heritage members and love to go off exploring the incredible history they are preserving. Farleigh Hungerford Castle began in the 14th century and is in a beautiful valley of the river Frome, on the border between Wiltshire and Somerset. Sadly it was not open on the day we visited so we were … Read moreFarleigh Hungerford Castle & Nunney Castle