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Forgive us our trespasses: forbidden rambles with a right-to-roam campaigner

09.08.2020
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The law excludes ordinary people from 92% of English land, but that doesn't stop activist, artist and writer Nick HayesAs Simon Jenkins notes in his book England's Thousand Best Houses, were it not for the fact that it sits in 400 acres of historic parkland, Basildon Park house in west Berkshire might almost be a Piccadilly terrace: big, but not gargantuan; elegant and harmonious, but too straightforward to be entirely flashy. Glimpsed through trees on a warm summer evening, its magnificent portico crested by golden sunlight, it rises like a beacon, a sight from which it's hard to tear the eyes. Even when I'm walking away from it, I keep turning my head to check that I didn't only imagine it; that it hasn't suddenly vanished into thin air.But bewitchment is in the air tonight. This place is ours. Though the National Trust reopened these grounds to visitors in June, those who booked tickets for today are long gone now, it being past five o'clock. Circumnavigating the estate's flinty, tumbledown perimeter wall, we barely saw a soul - only one mountain biker, doggedly following the same bridleway as us - and since we slipped inside the park itself, having finally found a gap just wide enough to allow us to do so, we've encountered no one at all. We stride, willy nilly, utterly free, grasshoppers leaping at our feet, the soft wind in the branches above us. What leafy seclusion. It's so enveloping, and so soothing, I jump halfway out of my skin when a pheasant shrieks in the undergrowth. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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