A Ride Around the Vale Villages

Today was to be a non Questing day, the weather is supposed to be pretty grim tomorrow, so a morning riding locally was called for.

This grand house in the hamlet of Goosey.
Goosey church with the Downland in the background.
Leafy church yard, this in Baulking.
The White Horse cut through the turf into the underlying chalk is just below the summit in the middle and the road snaking up to it is the thin ribbon to the right.
Into Uffington, love the thatched decoration on this cottage.
White Horse Hill again.
The village of Fernham across open farmland.
Not sure I like stone built farmhouse on the outskirts of Hatford, looks a little austere.
The tiny village green in Netherton.
Hunkering down as the Westerly wind increases in strength and rain approaches.
From here is was a few short miles home with fortunately a following wind.
Had a great morning out the 40 miles just flashed by.

6 response to "A Ride Around the Vale Villages"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: October 21, 2020

    Looks like a great ride. Nice buildings and landscape.

  2. By: DJG Posted: October 21, 2020

    Thanks Nancy, yes it was a lovely ride.

  3. By: Bill Stone Posted: October 21, 2020

    Delightful! I enjoy seeing what to me are completely unusual venues for riding.

    • By: DJG Posted: October 22, 2020

      Thanks Bill, its interesting that the photo’s that you publish show a country that is grander and larger than the quaintness of the UK.

  4. By: gregblood Posted: October 22, 2020

    Goosey sounds like it might be a fun little hamlet to live in, though I’m not sure why I think that. Maybe it’s the grand house, the church, and the scenery . . . or . . . maybe it’s the funny name.

    • By: DJG Posted: October 22, 2020

      Greg, Goosey is a great little place, the name originates from the 9th Century and means Goose Island.
      Local tradition maintains that the Abbot of Abingdon kept flocks of geese there.

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