When we went for the walk in the previous post we found a little single track lane between Wool and Coombe Keynes that we had never been been through before. It was one of those 'Narnia' experiences when you feel you have gone into a secret world. These old farm buildings were unused and derelict but I bet the owls and bats live there and other stuff too. I can imagine cows sheltering there in the past and lots of old farm implements kept in there with some Shire horses, steaming after a days work.
This is the famous avenue of trees near Kingston Lacey, in our local paper there have been reports of how the National Trust are having to fell some of the trees, I think about 21 for safety. This was taken before the felling and there are some quite large gaps now. They have planted new trees further back which will eventually replace the old avenue of 731 trees. It is sad and I think they may be a bit Health and Safety mad and paranoid about it. There has been alot of local debate about it recently. It really is not quite the same now.
P.S. Mr Goose has just been watching a recording of Sunday's 'Countryfile' on BBC1 and he said there was something on the programme about these trees, I haven't seen it yet but will watch it later on the PC.
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