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Bailey Hill in spring

Bailey Hill can look a bit on the bleak side in winter but at this time of year (after plenty of rain!) everything’s looking much more verdant.

The motte at Bailey Hill

The motte at Bailey Hill

Something I never get over coming here is how quiet and peaceful it is. Being set high on the hill, and slightly off the beaten track, there’s something curiously timeless about it.

Path behind the bailey embankment

Path behind the bailey embankment

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Photo post: out in the country

High Bradfield 1(View across the valley to Agden and High Bradfield)

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Photo post: You can see the weather rolling in

Agden, January 2014

Agden, January 2014

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Bailey Hill, High Bradfield

Bailey Hill 6

For a long time I had no idea the remains of a 12th century castle were hiding behind the churchyard in High Bradfield, and it was only on the off chance that one day, out for a walk, I took a right turn at a junction of footpaths I normally continued straight on at and found myself standing in the bailey of a Norman castle.

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