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Aylesbury Vale in the Mist

Tree in hedge and mistSome of the new estates at Aylesbury can be seen on the other side of the valley. The Chilterns are just visible in the background.


The wet weather last week foiled my plans to take photos for another Secrets Of… post, so I just accepted my fate and took photos of the wet weather instead.

I knew exactly where to go to get the sort of views I wanted; the back road from Whitchurch that runs West along the top of the ridge.

Junction at Oving  BucksEven the trees on the other side of the field beyond the road sign are starting to disappear into the mist.


This hill is a watershed; streams on the North side feed into the Great Ouse and the water ends up in The Wash. To the South the streams feed the Thames; water from here will go through London.

I enjoyed taking these photos, but I’m looking forward to sunnier weather now it’s Summer.

Aylesbury across the valeAylesbury town centre is still visible through the mist, even though it’s five miles away. The solid block of the council offices is easy to recognise.


Side road  Oving  BucksThis narrow, twisty road lead to Pitchcott and Quainton. Part of this road (beyond the bend) runs along a Roman road.


11kv lines  Aylesbury ValeThese 11,000 volt cables on wooden poles are common in Aylesbury Vale, taking power to farms and other rural locations.


Aylesbury Vale in the mistYou might be able to make out a farm near the top of the picture in the hill top gap between the woods. That farm is near Waddesdon.

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