Horton and Monmouth’s Ash

Distance - 5.75 Miles/9 km Time - 2.5 hours Total climb - 350ft Max height - 250ft Min height - 110ft Terrain - Track, path, road and field. Exertion - Easy Start - Lay-by on the eastern edge of the village next to the village hall, helpfully marked by a post box. (Grid ref: SU033075, … Continue reading Horton and Monmouth’s Ash

Synopsis – The First Countess of Wessex

As a continuation of the Chetnole walk, here is a quick synopsis of Thomas Hardy's short story 'The First Countess of Wessex'. Based on Melbury House in Melbury Sampford. Set in Kings-Hintock Court (aka Melbury House) a young girl of 11, Betty, is cowering in her room as her parents argue over an arranged marriage … Continue reading Synopsis – The First Countess of Wessex