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October Outing to Candy


Since it was such a nice morning we decided to go for a walk in the afternoon.
No Railway tracks or signal boxes nor any horses.
The first few images are of the lane alongside the bungalow. Most of the trees have T.P.O’s on them ‘to preserve the leafy aspect of the lane’. It was once one of the main routes into the town.

At the top of the lane there is a foot path through the fields.

The view from the stile.

The path is quite steep to begin with.

Looking over towards Wales

The area was extensively landscaped some time in the past and there are some beautiful mature trees.

In the field is a small lake. It changes size considerably when it rains.

The path splits and part goes through this old garden

We took the other option.

This is the site of a Stately House which burned down over 100 years ago and was abandoned. Much of the remaining structure has disappeared un the trees.

There was a Walled Garden with the house. Empty now, just the remains of the walls left.

The path goes past what we think was probably a Cattle pond. It does look like a stone circle though.

All round here were lots of Sweet chestnuts. We filled ourpockets.

The path carries on through Candy Woods down to Candy lane

There are some spectacular views over the edge of the lane.

And some spectacular trees too.

Since we are almost in Wales there has to be some sheep.

I love the shapes on this tree.

And back to the Lane and home again.

What is hard to see is that it actually rained off and on all the time we were out.

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As long as there are trees, a stream and a great view you can manage without the signal boxes...Thank you for the tour. Its so nice to see where other goyers live isn't it?
And you can walk around those lanes without having to chop, rebuild or move anything...

23 Oct, 2020


A beautiful part of the countryside, thanks for the tour. Lucky you to have such lovely walks.

23 Oct, 2020


Thanks for the tour. I loved that tree also. It seems a pretty area.

23 Oct, 2020


After living so far away from people and town for the last 25 years it would have been very difficult to move into the centre of the town. We looked at a lot of bungalows, but none of them felt right.
We drove up here and sat in the car waiting for the Estate agent. We both felt the same way, that as long as there was nothing major wrong with the structure, it was the right place. Not regretted a moment of it. Close enough to the facilities to be able to walk to them, but far enough out to be peaceful. Even the huge School near by is quiet, most of the time.

23 Oct, 2020


Fantastic owdboggy, the views and walks look amazing, do you have any history of the old stately home, must of been a grand place with lovely gardens, the lonesome tree I particularly like, gnarled and interesting, sometimes in life you have to go with that gut feeling people will always give differing advice like buy it don’t buy it but I always believe in what your heart says and that’s what you did when buying your dream place.

23 Oct, 2020


The house is Llanforda House. Never looked for any details on it, just what is mentioned on the local walks pamphlet.
The Big house which used to stand behind us was the home of the town's Victoria Cross recipient though.

24 Oct, 2020


I enjoyed my walk with you both and that is such a beautiful area, I love the tree avenues and the very mature trees.

24 Oct, 2020


Lovely pics, enjoyed the tour!

24 Oct, 2020


I enjoyed seeing a bit of where you live Ob, looks really good , some great views, nice places for a walk..

25 Oct, 2020

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