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Walk near my home in the Rother Valley East Sussex abandoned after 2 mil...

drc726

By drc726

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We do have a few Oast houses in ES but mainly they are over the border in Kent. Nearly all are homes now like this one, circular furniture is needed for the round kilns, a friend had a round wooden kitchen built in hers it looked incredible. In the 1985 hurricane many Cowls from the top of the drying Kilns were lost they are hand made of wood. Some have been replaced but a lot are still missing their cowls. I had a 1/3rd of an acre garden in Kent then and lost 3 100 year old Oak trees and 2 Silver birch the only tree left standing was the huge Yew quite a different garden after that storm, with no electricity for 3 weeks and 2 babies that was a horrid time and I have never felt easy in high winds since.


I love this meadow its like a rippling sea in the wind

We gave up here after only about 2 miles as it was very cold and we hadnt wrapped up.

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Looks lovely and peaceful - bonny countryside pics!

29 May, 2011

 

agree there - love the countryside :):)

29 May, 2011

 

Thanks, we are deep in this and love it.

29 May, 2011

 

Looks lovely.

29 May, 2011

 

Thanks Clarice

29 May, 2011

 

Looks very peaceful and serene Denise..I agree about the wind,I hate it too..and it has been like that here for two days now...hat and gloves weather more like!

29 May, 2011

 

Its nice to have all that lovely countryside nearby for having a stroll, we are having another grey day, lots of clouds but the flipping wind is blowing them away without us getting any benefit, apart from dry washing,lol.
Lovely photo`s Denise, even without the sunshine....

29 May, 2011

 

Thanks Bloomer and Lincslass

29 May, 2011

 

I`ve always been fascinated by oast houses as I remember them from the journey on holiday each year. I`m not keen on strong winds either as I`m always afraid a tree will fall on the house. I love the photos however. :o)

29 May, 2011

 

Trees coming down are awful but as the roots rise they take anything near with it so we ended up with a green house and a lot of fencing several feet off the ground. The good thing is you get lots of offers from chainsaw owners who want the logs.

29 May, 2011

 

i love trees but i think meadows might be my favourite view. lovely walk ~ thanks drc
there are lots of trees round us and its quite scary in a high wind.

30 May, 2011

 

Beautiful country side I love the meadows too!

30 May, 2011

 

You have lovely scenery around there. I was sorry to hear about the cowls on the oast houses. I think they are lovely - always remind me of Kent.

30 May, 2011

 

Very expensive to replace and being wood they cannot last forever.

30 May, 2011

 

What a shame

31 May, 2011

 

:))

31 May, 2011

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