We parked at the entrance to Southey Wood, and walked along Langley Bush road north-east to the corner where the plaque, erected in 2009, tells of the history of Langley Bush. John Clare wrote a poem about Langley Bush.
We stopped at the car for a break 0 a little early as we hadn't yet covered four miles.
Next we took the bridleway opposite the Southey Woods car park. This goes south, past a farm building and a stretch of woodland, underneath a line of electricity pylons, then past a small church on the left. This is part of the tiny settlement of Upton.
|The church of St John the Baptist, Upton.|
|Is this a sundial? See link about Upton.|
|Perhaps not a way-marker? It'd be a good one.|
|What? Why? We saw a similar arrangement with a bench.|
|Not quite New Forest ponies|
At one point we heard the loud call of a green woodpecker and saw it disappear into the woods.
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