Sunday, 21 April 2013

Beautiful Bedfordshire

My home county of Bedfordshire is a humble place. Although it scarcely gets a mention in the Lonely Planet or Rough Guides,  it doesn't lack for simple rural charm.

Yesterday Biddy and I went to buy pea sticks from a small family business in rural Gravenhurst called Wassledean in the south of the county. As we entered a field with their small herd of Red Poll cattle lazily ruminating, we were greeted by a lovely vista in the early Spring evening, OK it's not the Yorkshire Dales, but this view of the easterly part of the Chilrern hills was enough to inspire  Bunyan with his account of the 'delectable mountains'.

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