Well what happened to May? It was a cold wet and devlishly windy month on Dartmoor altogether! Some forays were made to capture images most of the month, but it deemed more suitable to stay at home and toil away at administration. Writing, learning and mastering the art of digital editing and manipulation. Cue the fitting response: where did May go?

Well not totally lost was I to images. I did manage to finally capture Walkhampton Church on  a better afternoon, low twilight approaching from a distance of over a mile according to my OS Map. The beauty of an English Church spire rising out of a green wooded hillside is one sight that does not compare to much else once it is known.

Walkhampton St Mary's

Walkhampton St Mary's

I parked my Bike and hiked in and though a wonderfully overgrown footpath. It was only post 1930’s that even wealthy people managed to come by Motor Transport. For centuries bulk was carried by horse and cart, and people simply walked and in the recently read works of Jack Hargreaves of Dorset many people never knew travel beyond more than 15 miles.

Walkhampton Lane

I ponder how it can be to enjoy a simple life, to be born and die on a manor never knowing either the spectacles or woes of the world… The lane soon gives way to the Church seen on a summers day as it should be remembered.

Walkhampton St Mary's

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