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October 2012 – Binns Folly

This is the folly at the House of Binns (Wikipedia), taken on a very cold and clear October evening with Simon Pole as my (equal) partner in crime.

There is probably an easy way to get the folly, however we don’t do easy.
The field that was previously set-aside turned out to be freshly ploughed – this is in the dark remember – and had experienced a considerable amount of rain over the previous couple of days.
Needless to say that the wellies that live in the back of my car stayed firmly in the car and didn’t want to play out.

So after much squelching and cursing, we found our way across the field only to find a nice mud lake and a barbed wire fence. “Wasn’t there last time” was the clean version …

Anyway, we finally got to the promised land, the parkland with it’s free range sheep and worked out our lines of sight.

Mr Poles excellent image can be found hereĀ 

Folly at the House of Binns