Sunday, 28 October 2007

Autumn Ascents




Reaching 478 feet at their highest point, the Langton Caudles (that's the one with the sheep) in south east Leicestershire are hardly the Malverns. But round here this, and Slawston Hill (426 feet), are the big ones. If you want to get a bird's eye view of what's going on in the surrounding villages (not much) then a brisk climb up to their summits is suitably rewarding, even if it's only to see Range Rovers not giving way on the narrow lanes to gargantuan John Deere tractors with equally frightening implements sticking out the back. I've just been out to get essential Sunday afternoon supplies, and the cloud formations contrived to give spectacularly stage-set lighting to their slopes. A timely reminder to never go out without a camera in your pocket.

2 comments:

Philip Wilkinson said...

Thank you for giving us two more views, stunningly lit indeed, of gentle, rolling Leicestershire. Here's an old poetical take on another part of the county and its landscape:
Higham on the hill,
Stoke in the vale,
Wykin for buttermilk,
Hinckley for ale.

Diplomat said...

that's more like it