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Caen Hill and Olivers Castle

Cottage near Caen Hill Lock FlightIt's October - but yesterday was a lovely evening and after the course finished for the day, Mark (one of our delegates) and I went out and spent a brief period looking at some of the local countryside. This is canal side at Caen Hill - about five miles from us.


Nearly sunset at Olivers CastleA handful of miles further on, on the edge of the Downs, is Oliver's Castle - named after Oliver Cromwell, who fought here in the battle of Roundway in the English Civil War. There are boards on the site telling you all about it, and it's a nature reserve too where you can see the local flora and fauna.


Sunset over Olivers Castle near DevizesThe days are drawing in, and there's not much time to take photos before dusk at this time of year - soon, we were onto sunset shots - here with the gaunt trees of Oliver's Castle


Heron at SunsetAnd a final shot as a heron comes in to land for the night at Caen Hill.

(written 2008-10-10)

 
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