Saturday, 11 May 2013

Traveling the Byways

Main road cuts through BYWAY

Stop for lunch by the river

Map marked with route


Meeting the Highway Man

BYWAYS closed for "Health & Safety"!

The narrow Path is a BYWAY !!

Cowslips




Another nice day out using the BYWAYS around Thrapston. Many are temporarily closed due to Health & Safety !  One BYWAY we found was almost too narrow to walk down let alone take the car.
Under the hedgerows were covered in cowslips, one of my favourite flowers.


Many British byways are sinuous, as the poet G. K. Chesterton wrote in The Rolling English Road:


The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road,
A reeling road, a rolling road, that rambles round the shire . . .
A merry road, a mazy road, and such as we did tread
The night we went to Birmingham by way of Beachy Head

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