Sunday, 15 February 2015

Hill Country

If you get up to Flash, the highest village in Britain, drop over the hilltops and go down on to the ancient packhorse trails, you are in for a treat. 

It's wild and rugged country, a place where three counties meet in the hills, once the hangout of all sorts of thieves, rouges and vagabonds. Today it was us there, with hikers, pony trekkers and a few motorbike scramblers for company (who soon cleared off).

Three Shires Head is a very special place to us. Fourteen years ago Woody asked me to marry him as we stood on that little bridge over the dark, peaty, tumbling river. Standing there today with our two chaps laughing and whooping and skimming stones into the depths, felt incredibly precious. We've come a long way and I feel luckier than I could have ever imagined. 

Happy Valentine's weekend one and all xxx














19 comments:

VeggieMummy said...

Stunning scenery - what a lovely place to receive a proposal! You obviously had a fun Valentine's Day. x

VeggieMummy said...

Stunning scenery - what a lovely place to receive a proposal! You obviously had a fun Valentine's Day. x

Jan Doling said...

Stunning photographs of some spectacular scenery. How lovely for you to revisit the place where you were proposed to on Valentine's Day. xx

Waldkind said...

wunderschön!

heidi-elizabeth storer said...

Oh my, this place looks absolutely beautiful. What a lucky lady you are :)

Sara Phipps said...

Such a lovely post, it made me smile.

Frances said...

I send you slightly tardy Valentine's Day wishes along with many thanks to you for sharing these beautiful photograpsh. They tell a very happy story.

xo

Bronwyn said...

Gorgeous views! Mossy rocks and leafless trees always get my heart racing! I love the little waterfall you found too. Must have been icy cold at this time of year, but free-flowing wonderfully! Looks like spring is arriving in your part of the world.

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SandyShoes Cornwall said...

Wow, well done Woody for picking such a fantastic spot and I love the fact that you can revisit with your brood. This looks like great countryside for a 'stank' which Leanne uses to mean a long walk from the old Cornish language! Antonia x

driftwood said...

how very lovely x

Christals Creations said...

WOW. Lovely. My husband shock proposed in our living room in our first house so we wont be going back after we sell it later this year, but it wasn't his original plan. :)

Sarah said...

I love your photos! That's exactly the kind of landscape I'm drawn to - wild and remote. The colours are beautiful.
The perfect place for a proposal. It looks like a painting.
Hope you had a lovely weekend.
S x

Helloitsgemma said...

Love the romance! Perfect.

Country Rabbit said...

how wonderful, precious and such stunning views with your lovely chaps xx

Sherri said...

Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing them.

Anne Schueler said...

Stunning pictures! Wow! I wish we had that kind of landscape around here in Germany!

Take care
Anne (Crochet Between Worlds)

...Nina Nixon... said...

Oh Steph - you've given me another place to go and explore! Last time we were in Flash was exactly this time last year, when we decided where we wanted to live.

Loving the cool dudes!

Nina x

Louise said...

What a romantic proposal! Could do with your Mr giving mine a talking too, hehe! These are beautiful photos of a beautiful area. My grandparents lived at Knotbury for many years, when my father and his siblings were children. They moved before I was born, but I dream of buying the house they renovated one day!

Kimberley McGill said...

Just discovered your blog. Absolutely gorgeous photos! Gorgeous because of the beautiful country you live in, but also your photographic skills. Such a joy to find your blog.