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Ancients in an ancient town


There is a small group of towns on the River Thames just to the west of London that sound interesting, Maidenhead, Marlow, Henly-on-Thames etc., which we were discussing some time ago and thought that they might make an interesting visit sometime. Yesterday, Friday, we visited Marlow – sort of. It isn't really the time of […]

Another beautiful sunny day saw us back near Aldbury but, this time, on top of the nearby ridge. This is the Ashridge Estate – a large area of woodland and downland forming part of the Chiltern Hills. We parked near the Duke of Bridgewater monument which we hoped to go up but were out of […]

Thomas Gray said "Tis folly to be wise" – so how wise is this then? That is just one of over 40 ornamental 'follies', or monuments, in Stowe Garden just outside Buckingham. On our first and only full day on this short trip we cheated and, although still in Buckinghamshire, travelled 30 miles away from […]

The view from the top of Ivinghoe Beacon wasn’t as good as it could have been. We had just walked a short stretch of The Ridgeway, an ancient path that goes back to Avebury times, having arrived at our hotel just an hour previously after an uneventful drive of about an hour and a half. […]