Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Duck Hole Bog

The forest is synonymous with wet heathland, maybe more so than the swathes of ancient woodland and 300 years of land enclosure and wooded plantation. Duck Hole Bog is one of a cluster of bogs between Wilverly plain, on the high ground and Ober Water in the wet valley below. The land here is criss crossed with fingers of narrow stream and sphagnum filled hollows, between heather covered bluffs. It's easy to see why such places in our landscape held magical significance to past societies and feared by others; the landscape is isolated, impassible in places and yet attractive and engaging; magical primeval places.

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