We have been exploring the lanes around Killington Lake recently and I thought to myself I have never actually visited the tiny village of Killington, so I plotted a there and back route starting from where we left off last week.
The long descent to the village had Pete concerned about the return - I had intended our route to go beyond the village, but we decided to shorten it at the church marked on the map in the village. That turned out to be quite unusual and included the adjacent pele tower.
As it turned out Pete ascended in spritely fashion and nonstop so we extended the walk at the other end which you can detect if you follow the arrows on the map carefully. That extension took us past a pair of minatory notices on the edge of a wood with open access from the road. What "bio-security" refers to I have no idea, but it conjures up images of Porton Down, and as for "trapping foxes," that can presumably only lead to one conclusion - sickening.
It was only as I started writing this post I found that we had walked right through Killington village on 10th October 2013 and although I remember other parts of that walk, including the intimidating notices shown in the photo below, I had no memory of the village, and we must have missed the interesting church and pele tower,
Here is a link to the relevant post from 2013, the comments were entertaining.:
|From the summit before the long descent to the village|
|Descending to Killington village - Pete pondering about the return climb|
|The far gatepost is the trunk of an old tree|
|Pele tower on left, church on right.|
The tower is in the process of conversion to a self catering
|Pity I managed to cut off the right-hand side.|
This was a particularly colourful
window even for stained glass
|This and below were together. |
The bio notice was there on the previous visit in Oct 2013
but the fox notice is new.
I haven't heard of "trapping" foxes before. All of this just made me feel sick
|On a lighter note (subject, not photo) back at Café Ambio - note the crook|