Which Way? A walk through the graveyard at Minstead.

Continuing my series of   country walks, I am pleased to report that my boots are holding up well and showing no signs of leaking.  I was also very pleased that unlike our previous walk  we did not get lost!

This week we drove into the New Forest, and started our walk at Minstead.  This is a picturesque place, with a village green, a pub, a tea shop, and a little church.

We walked through the lychgate and into the churchyard.

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All Saints Church is very old, with parts of it dating back to Saxon times – 12th century.

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In the churchyard is the grave of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, amongst other great works of literature.

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The grave of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

We followed the path along the side of the church, through the gate, and walked towards the woods.

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It was very frosty, and there were patches of ice on the road.

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Although it was cold, it was a lovely clear day, with blue skies as we walked along the country roads.

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We eventually found ourselves back at the village green. There are some stocks there, which have been there since the 1800s.   We retired to the village pub for a refreshing drink.

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I hope you enjoyed taking a country walk, and taking part in Cee’s Which Way Challenge.

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9 thoughts on “Which Way? A walk through the graveyard at Minstead.

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