Wednesday, October 6, 2010


In Hampshire, high on a hillside near Liss in a forest - locally known as "the Hanger" (a word apparently derived from a Norse word meaning "wooded hillside") - this toolshed has an unusual history. For a short time it, and several others like it on the hillside, was used as a retreat for returning servicemen. On the left of the picture, a steep path leads down through the
forest for several hundred metres, to an area that is reachable by car. Opposite the hut is a small clearing with magnificent views over the countryside to the East. It is a beautiful, serene place. Every time I walk here I am reminded of the Kipling poem "The way through the woods."