I delight in walking Fern, my English Springer Spaniel, through the woods and fields around Stanmer and over the South Downs.
Monday, 26 September 2011
Time was when this asphalt-covered pathway was merely a muddy track leading beside the corporation tip. Before than, several eons before that in fact, it was the path of the Devil's Dyke railway which ran from Hove to . . . You've guessed it: the Devil's Dyke. But the railway was closed in 1938. Now trees have been planted either side of the path (I remember when) and blocks of flats have been built on the tip but the path still leads out over the Downs and eventually to the Devil's Dyke.