Here is a wonderful post from John Bainbridge!
When I walk I always see more than one landscape. There’s obviously what you see out on your walk today, but there are all those other landscapes too. The landscapes of the past, and those are all merged together in the present lie of the land – a glorious palimpsest.
Stepping Stones at Crosby Ravnsworth (c) John Bainbridge 2019
For the observant walker, this is a joy, for it brings our history to life, many periods of that history, and all there to be considered.
When I see ancient plough marks I can almost see the ancient ploughman who made them, rather like an illustration on a modern paperback of Piers Plowman. See that ruined cottage and think of the people who lived there perhaps a century or two ago. Walk the old paths and think of the way they were used in past times. You can almost visualise the…
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