Edington Hill

Over the last year, I have been fairly obsessively going for a long walk on a Sunday. I usually go by myself, with just an audiobook for company. Occasionally I allow a carefully selected friend or relative to come with me, but I’m very happy to just be in nature by myself.

I also have to give a shout out to the Wiltshire Walks app, as it really helped me to get out and about and discover some truly stunning local walks. It’s available to download on Google Play or Apple’s App Store

This is drawn from a photograph I took from the top of Edington Hill. Looking over Luccombe Bottom on the Wessex Ridgeway, White Horse Trail. I love the rippled, rolling hills and dramatic drops of this landscape. A very steep climb to the top but rewarded a thousand times over by the incredible view.

Incidentally, Edington was the site of a very famous battle back in the year 878. At this time Edington was part of the Kingdom of Wessex and England did not yet exist. It’s amazing to stand somewhere and know such history has passed.