Such an improvement! The whole hillside now runs down uninterrupted into the Devil's Punch Bowl. This is a view across the Punch Bowl.
Down in the bowl itself, there are horses
- this one came to say hello -
Some useful waymarks, pointing out the footpaths . . .
and fungus. I had never seen Fly Agaric grow like this before.
Here's a nice one up close.
These are great to get parties going. But they are also highly poisonous with an as yet unidentified poison. Which can be a bit of a downer at parties. And these look so solid and distinct, you'd have thought they were easily identifiable. But they're not in my identification book. Anyone any idea?
There is also a small stream with what seemed a totally out of proportion bridge. Until I saw this depth marker.
There are one or two houses in the Punch Bowl (including a Youth Hostel), but construction is now not permitted there, nor very close. Most of the habitation is scattered around the perimeter and is well-established like this.
Or like this.
This is the Three Horseshoes, which you might remember from our Greensand Way walk.