Mapping in Gedling on Saturday 18 March in foul weather (it was raining hard; goodness me, could this be England by any chance?) (well, yes). My new smartphone turned out to NOT be as England-proof as my ISODRY-10000 jacket, but that's another story.
There were one or two pleasant scenes & I thought to share them with you.
Right at the start of the track was an un-named recreation garden on Burton Road. It contained some yew trees (at the right) which sometimes is a sign of a former religious establishment in England. A neighbour said that there used to be a “big house, with stables” at the rear, but had no other information.
Our second view is classic for a country house, except that it is within the suburbs, hidden away at the bottom of an unadopted road. However, the location does feature yew trees & willow hanging over the Ouse Dyke (not the prettiest name, but clearly the reason that Gedling & it's 678 A.D. church were established here in the first place) (the current church is 1089 A.D., but there were earlier versions):–
The next view seems a world away from the previous one but is actually very close, simply on the other side of the dyke. The one building in view is on the other bank of the dyke from Brooklands Drive, which is immediately behind me as I shot this photo.
I had a problem mapping that small section of land. First of all I was going to use:–
Bare lower lying uncultivated land with bushes but little or no tree cover
...but that doesn't fit. The trouble is that there is nothing within ‘Geography|Land Use’ that fits. In the end I used this:–
Woodland where timber production does not dominate use
...which is about as close as I can get, I think, even though it is council-cultivated land rather than ‘natural’.
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