Friday, 25 April 2014

V is for Vale of Pewsey

 
Let's start with the local dialect words.  Who could be described as vuddled? What does vinney mean? What sort of weather could be described as veer?  The answers are at the end of this post. 

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Populated by over 30 villages, the Vale of Pewsey is area of land about 19 miles long and 3 mile wide which lies between the Marlborough Downs to the north and Salisbury Plain to the south. Although not part of the Downs, it is included as part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It includes the Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve which has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation.
 
It is a truly beautiful place and one which I need to explore properly. I'll let the photographs speak for themselves!
View across Combe and fields to Woodborough Hill
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The Kennet and Avon Canal, Woodborough
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Cattle grazing near Alton Priors
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Picked Hill
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View across the Vale of Pewsey from col between Knap Hill and Golden Ball Hill
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Bridleway near Marden
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Downland to the west of Milk Hill
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The images in this post which are identified as licenced for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence were found on www.geograph.org.uk.

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Here are the answers to the dialect words:
  • vuddled - a spoilt child 
  • vinney - mouldy 
  • veer weather - changeable weather
 
 
Hope to see you again tomorrow for the letter W. 
 

4 comments:

  1. A new word for this Texan. What a beautiful view....the Vale of Pewsey All of the landscape photos are stunning. Thank-you for sharing. Visiting from AtoZ's Letter V.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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  2. Beautiful views; so much green! Our area is considered desert so we never have these rolling green fields like this!

    betty

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  3. We happened to watch the animated Watership Down movie last night. What a lovely coincidence to tune in here and find photos of the sort of landscape rendered in ink there. They did a good job - I must admit I was skeptical of the accuracy of the hill rising steeply at the end of the fields, but here it is, in the third and last photos especially. I hope you are enjoying your reading weekend!

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