Sep 102013
 
Englishcombe, near Bath

Englishcombe, near Bath

This handsome owl is the unofficial mascot of the Millstream Project in Englishcombe Village, just outside Bath. I stumbled across it by accident one day and now drag all of my visitors there, crossing fields and streams and taking a few unnecessary detours thanks to my appalling sense of direction.

The area has been renovated and planted by the local community with help from the Duchy of Cornwall, which seems to own a lot of the land around Bath. It has brooks babbling through it, over 400 new trees and is teeming with wildlife and interesting plants. There’s a den for kids and a barbecue that anyone can use. It’s a lovely place to wander around or sit in (on some extremely nice handmade benches that were an eBay bargain). The organisers have a 21-year plan for the site, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it evolves.

  2 Responses to “The Millstream Project”

  1. He gets around about. He owns quite a few places round us too. That looks like such a great site to have on your doorstep.

  2. He certainly does get about. His HQ for land east of Exeter is in a neighbouring village. It is a lovely place to have on my doorstep and I’m dragging everyone there!

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