A Spooky Nature Walk

img_3259Yesterday my two friends and I went for a spookier nature walk.  We went to Chanctonbury Ring in Sussex, England, which is an ancient site that is reputed to be haunted.  It is said the Devil had a hand in making the site and if you run around the wooded area seven times in an anti clockwise direction he will appear.   Of course we didn’t do this but it was very spooky and we made sure we were out by dark.

Is was very quiet, with very few bird calls which we felt strange.  Was it our imagination or did twigs snap as if someone was following us in the undergrowth.  It was certainly very cold and still with what seemed like pockets of I can only describe as weirdness.  The walk was lovely as I was with my friends and a good thigh workout being at the very top of a hill.

Chanctonbury Ring dates back from 300BC and is set 700 ft above sea level on the Sussex Downs.  In more recent times it has been connected to UFO’s, witchcraft and strange forces.  Walkers have been known to find things tied to trees, ribbons, corn dollies and such.  A cyclist reported on nearing the mound he heard a voice tell him to get out, which he did very fast never to return.

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Half way up the hill to Chanctonbury Ring.  The structure seemed to be formed around a rams head above the entrance.
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Chanctonbury Ring

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Happy Halloween 😉

 

The Witch in the Woods

Walking through the woodland, I felt I was not alone,

I had the strangest feeling, of walking through a home.

But who would live in forests, deep within these trees,

a cold wind blew right through, it wasn’t make believe.

Oh yes, there’s tales of witches here, that was years ago,

would they still be in these trees, I really didn’t know.

I pulled my coat tight round me, quickened up my pace,

I hadn’t thought a nature walk would turn into a race.

As I left the forests depths, I turned once more around,

and carved into the boulder, a witches face I found.

Now that I am safe and warm, I’m trying hard to see,

What a witch would really want, with silly little me.

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Yesterday I went on a nature walk, I wasn’t alone, I was with a friend.  It was a beautiful place in Sussex , Lake Wood.  We had a lovely afternoon walking around.  The place was fabulous, woods, a lake, amazing boulders, stairways, caves and tunnels.  We took some great photos  which I’m sure I will be posting at some point.

We both said it felt a bit spooky, the tunnels and caves had markings engraved, pentacles and the like but we kept on and enjoyed our walk.

Later that evening on telling a friend we had visited these woods, he told us it was supposed to be haunted by a witch who would chase you out of the woods, we laughed and  joked we were lucky to have escaped.

Now is it my very far fetched imagination, or can you also see a woman running towards me on the rock in the photos!

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