Posted on July 2, 2021
The views from the elevation of Higher Charlton Down are magnificent and span miles of countryside. You get there by crossing the main road on the upper part of the village and following the footpath signposted to Waterston Ridge. The English system of hedgerow boundaries gives the landscape the look of a great patchwork quilt with each parcel of land a different colour depending on what is growing at any particular time in the farming year. Individual trees, small clumps, copses and woods are spattered over the landscape, while the odd barn or building stands out like a modern monument in the panorama. The ancient monuments are more difficult to spot – sometimes only discernible when the light is just right and only then when you know where to look. Pictures taken on 5 May 2021.
Posted on April 2, 2021
Greenwood House in Charlton Down, Dorset, is unique. I have lived a quiet and inauspicious life here for 20 years and I love being here. I enjoy learning about the natural world and I am often out and about with my camera to record what I see and the way everything changes. I am curious about the history of the building, the village, and the surrounding areas. I like to know what’s going on. So I thought I would write this GREENWOOD blog – a sort of diary – to share my enthusiasm for living here by posting lots of photographs – together with snippets of information about all sorts of things that might interest other residents.
So a big “WELCOME” to GREENWOOD. If you are a fellow resident, and you would like to contribute something to this light-hearted newsletter, please just get in touch. I’d love to hear from you.