Pete's Walks - Maidensgrove Common and Moor Common (page 2 of 6)

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Google map of the walk

I now followed the bridleway for over a mile as it snaked its way along a valley bottom through a succession of woods, very gradually descending. There was a particularly attractive area where the trees had been felled a few years ago, even though the trees planted to replace them were protected by tall plastic tubing.

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The long bridleway through the woods

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The long bridleway through the woods

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The long bridleway through the woods

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The long bridleway through the woods

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The long bridleway through the woods

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The long bridleway through the woods

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The long bridleway through the woods, approaching Dolesden Lane

Eventually I reached Dolesden Lane, where I turned right, still with part of Poynatt's Wood on my right. As I came to the end of the wood, I took a path that went into it. After a hundred yards or so, the path left the wood and rose uphill across a meadow or pasture. It then entered another part of Poynatt's Wood, continuing a little further uphill before turning left along a track. After a few hundred yards the path turned left along a 'hollow way' or 'sunken lane' with the edge of the wood on my left. It then turned right, running between a fence on my left and the wood to my right - there were nice views here across the northern end of the Hambleden Valley. I spotted my first Nettle-leaved Bellflower and Dark Mullein of 2019 here. The path then turned left, dropping downhill between fences to reach the end of a drive, which I followed a short way to reach the road through Skirmett.

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The path crossing the meadow or pasture which is on the edge of Poynatts Wood

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View from where the path re-enters another part of Poynatts Wood

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The path continuing through Poynatts Wood

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The path continuing through Poynatts Wood

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Zoomed-in shot towards Turville (where I'd be much later in the walk)

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View towards Turville

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The path continuing towards Skirmett

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The path continuing towards Skirmett

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The road through Skirmett