Landscape photographer and artist Kerrie Ann Gardner has captured plenty of stunning images so far this year. Yarn Magazine’s Stephen Banks popped into her Tytherleigh cottage for a chat
June and July are the best months for picnics. With any luck you get a run of those glorious hot days when the sky is as blue as jay’s wing and the countryside is green and lush. There are no wasps yet to bother you and the birds are still singing in the woods.
On a clear day, looking down from any of the ring of Iron Age hillforts — Pilsdon, Lamberts Castle, Coney’s Castle, Lewesdon — which encircle the Marshwood Vale, the eye may come to rest on a smaller fortification almost exactly at its centre. These stones — 10-foot thick walls resting on a raised motte — are all that remain of Marshwood Castle.
UPDATED: Good news – the mess has now been cleared up. Good work by National Trust volunteer Bill Holden and National Trust Rangers Nick Tarrier and Rowan Thompson. Thanks to Brendan Buesnel at Buesnel Photography for the copyrighted picture (reused with his permission).