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A visit to the top of Dunstall Castle

56 months ago
On top of Dunstall Castle
Ever since I was a small child I have been familiar with Dunstall Castle, as a child I imagined it was the ruined remains a real medieval castle. Photo Later I discovered it was in fact a sham castle, or a 'folly', one of a number built around Croome Court and its parkland for the 6th Earl of Coventry. Dunstall Castle was designed by Robert Adam in 1766/7. Over the years of neglect it had crumbled and lost its central turret. In 2009, along with the Panorama Tower Photo and...
geographing trip report folly

A visit to Dudgrove locks, a derelict double lock on the disused Thames and Severn Canal

57 months ago
Derelict lock gate, Thames and Severn Canal
15th February 2012. It was already late in the day when I set out to nab SU1997. Id had to come to Lechlade on business, but that would only take a couple of hours, so Id decided to mop up a few tpoints at the same time. The first was SU1893, where I had to run the gauntlet of angry farmers by walking quarter of a mile down a lane to take a photograph, I hoped, of the place where that lane petered out: a photograph of nothing, in effect. As it was, I found some piles of wood to add interest...
canals dudgrove thames and severn

One year, one hectad, 100 tpoints

57 months ago
Sheep on Fyfield Down
A mishap with a pistachio nut leading to an astronomical dental bill meant that I was prevented from using some of my savings spending Christmas on the Marlborough Downs and Cotswolds topping up my geograph tpoint score. Instead, on limited petrol and no budget for tea and cakes, and approaching the anniversary of my joining geograph, I resolved to finish my first hectad and nudge my tpoint score up to 100. As the hectad in question was centred on Swindon, and rain was forecast for the...
completing a hectad introducing myself

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