In this episode we visit Castle Combe without actually going to the village. It’s hardly hidden is it? Instead we concentrate on the beautiful and historic countryside surrounding the village with its many hidden combes and bottoms (including one where we can only imagine at the derivation of its name) and its babbling brooks.

We follow a walk posted on the Hidden Wiltshire website on 26 July 2020 (link below) but only in preparing for the podcast did we realise the significance of the river By Brook in this landscape. As for the ancient history, unfortunately we’ll all have to use our imaginations for a couple of these as they are either on private land or nothing remains of the archaeology. Or we simply ran out of time on the walk!

Also in this episode we respond to comments and questions from listeners, talk about what Glyn and Paul have been up to in the Wiltshire countryside since the last episode, and consider the wisdom of building on Wiltshire’s green spaces.

Finally we remind everyone about the fantastic offer to listeners of the podcast from Lowa Boots UK. You’ll need to listen to the podcast for details of how you can save 20% off their boots and walking shoes.

The music and sounds are provided by the multi-talented Steve Dixon. The piece in the Introduction is entitled “The Holloway”, whilst the piece introducing us to the walk is entitled “Round the Downs”.


You can follow the walk on the Hidden Wiltshire website here Castle Combe and a Hint of Ancient History

Glyn’s photographs can be seen on the Hidden Wiltshire website and his Instagram feed @coy_cloud

Paul’s website can be found at Paul Timlett Photography and on Instagram at @tragicyclist

Steve Dixon’s sound art can be found on Soundcloud where his username is River and Rail Steve Dixon River and Rail. His photographs can be found on Instagram at @stevedixon_creative and his graphic design business website is at Steve Dixon Creative

And for all things cow related we also mention the Instagram account run by Frankie at East Hill Farm called far From the Madding Cows Far From the Madding Cows

And you can find Lowa Boots UK at  Lowa Boots UK

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