Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Ogdens Purlieu

The view from the Hasley Enclosure over the wet heathland of Ogdens Purlieu. Hasley enclosure was created in 1846, when it was planted with Oak, Sweet Chestnut and some Larch and Pine. Today only remnants remain around the eastern fringes of the woodland as during the 1960' areas were cleared and replanted with Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock and Scots Pine. This area is particularly beautiful, open, with an air of wild exposure; in the sun the land feels welcoming, although during the long wet months of winter the area, like others of its kind, are foreboding, dangerous underfoot and yet still you are drawn. 

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