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Along The Downs

The Prospect Before Us
This Is England
Some Early History
British World Heritage Sites
In The Hedgerows
Albion's Woodlands
Three Forests Of England
The National Nature Reserves
Within This Village
Beneath Albion's Surface
The Albion River Hymn
Where Other Waters Flow
Albion's Railways
In This City
In This City: Some History
Lark Rise To Candleford
John Moore.1907-1967
Montague Rhodes James. 1862-1936
Along The Downs
Along The Pilgrims Way
A Canterbury Tale 1944
Albions' Music
Horse's Brawl
London Calling
Cinema Show
"Just Room For One Inside Sir..."
It's The Vicar!!
All Creatures Great and Small
The Prospect Before Us
Communications and Links


Southern England Landscapes

Ashley Hutchings

What started off as just a look at the downlands of Southern England, has, it seems, taken on a life of its own, as very often happens, with our websites. I think though, we knew that in using Ashley Hutchings' wonderful album,
Along The Downs: The Countryside Collection, a the underpinning here, it was only a matter of time before Mr. Hutchings put in an appearance, and there he is.

Along The Downs.The Countryside Collection (2000)
This is a compilation of 1977-1998 material

Mooncrest Records CREST005
(CD, UK, 2000)


 Fulking Escarpment. Mid-Sussex, England
Fulking Escarpment. Mid-Sussex, England

our website based on
the Meridian television series,
and its soundtrack, as recorded
by the Albion Band

Ridgeriders. (1999) [click for larger image]

an inspirational journey 
The North Downs Way runs
for 153 miles (245km)
 through the Surrey Hills and
Kent Downs Areas of
Outstanding Natural Beauty.
It starts at Farnham on the
Surrey/Hampshire border
and ends at Dover -
Gateway to England.
 with an alternative route
via Canterbury.
Much of the Trail follows the
Pilgrims Way, the legendary
route that was supposed to
be used by pilgrims on their
way from
Winchester to Canterbury
to pray at the shrine of
St Thomas Becket
(murdered in 1170).
Prior to this pilgrims would
have walked the other way
to pray for St Swithen,
who was buried
at Winchester Cathedral.

Britain's Best Bridleway
The 161 kilometre long
South Downs Way follows the
old routes and droveways of
ancient man along the
chalk escarpment and ridges
of the South Downs.
The route provides the
visitor with the opportunity
"to get away from it all"
without having to travel too
far in this busy part of England.
The undulating route
provides a wonderful trip for
long distance riders as well
as walkers. It also provides
interesting day trips and short breaks

two very beautiful photographs
showing the wide sweep
of the Sussex downlands.
plus the website has other
beautiful photographs taken
around Britain

their network of
and the junior branch,
work together with local
communities to protect
wildlife in all habitats
across the UK,
in towns, countryside,
wetlands and seas.

Ridgeriders in Concert [2001]

The Real Watership Down

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