Thursday, 1 January 2015

Walking the "Devizes Bounds" on New Year's Day 2015.

 Walking on "Park Pale" where once a wooden fence would have stood on the ridge to protect the deer park.  The ditch is to the left of the photo.

We do this walk every year on New Year's Day, a tradition established way back in 2007.  It was a damp and miserable morning, so only 10 walkers turned out to brave the drizzle.  The entire Bounds walk is approx 8 miles long, but today we walked the most interesting half, totalling 4 miles.   The walk took around two hours, and on arrival back in Devizes, we had a well earned drink and meal in a local pub.

 Standing and chatting on the line of the old railway.

Devizes castle, now a Victorian folly, which stands on the site of a castle dating from the 12th century.

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