Friday, 5 August 2016

Ewelme and The Chilterns.

With another visit to Hospital looming we went out for the afternoon and ended up on the fringe of The Chiltern Hills at Ewelme.

It's very old and has some 15th century buildings although we didn't actually take a close look at them.

I liked this house - to get to it you have to cross a ford;

The little stream runs through the village and is as clear and bright as you can imagine.

It's set out in beds for watercress;

The water trickles through the beds so that there is always the sound of water, wherever you are.

It was looking very lush;

Then we sat, eating our sandwiches and peaches, looking over the village sports ground and the valley carved out by the little stream.

It was idyllic although just a little spoiled by the R.A.F. base at Benson where they were practising war games; gunfire, helicopters, even a 'Chinook' overhead.

We ended up at Chinnor, which seemed almost empty, and had a coffee at the community café.

I bought some Chinese lanterns at the charity shop.

Neil Harris
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