Saturday, 17 January 2015

Lark Rise to Candleford

This is a local 4 mile walk literally about 3 miles from my house, it starts and finishes in Cottisford and takes in the Tusmore Estate and Juniper Hill, Flora Thompson who wrote Lark Rise to Candleford grew up here and the story (apparently as I have not read it or seen the TV series) is all about her childhood growing up in the area. If you are interested in then here is a link for some more information on Flora Thompson, Lark Rise to Candleford and the area.

http://www.visitnorthoxfordshire.com/xsdbimgs/florafinal.pdf

It was still very cold and icy when we (myself and my two girls) set off from Cottsiford, taking a right turn along a track which winds its way through the Tusmore Estate, passing a large memorial with a fine view down to the main house. We then made our way across to the tiny village of Juniper Hill and en route getting a glimpse of RAF Croughton. We stopped for a snack & Hot Chocolate in Juniper Hill before heading back to Cottisford and the car.

Icy Start


Route


Megan "Look what I found"

Walking through the Tusmore Estate

Tusmore

Memorial & House

Tusmore

Tusmore

That way to Juniper Hill

Begging for a Snack

RAF Croughton

Juniper Hill - Where Flora Thompson grew up

More Begging

I suppose it must be that way then

Met this friendly chap





Nearing Cottisford

Cottisford

Cottisford House

Cottisford Church

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