Hi there, welcome to the “about” page. First of all, what does rambling mean? With regards to speech, or writing, it means long, unintelligible and, well I could go on …
With regards to walking it means roaming or wandering. A bimble means a leisurely stroll, unlike a yomp which implies something more strenuous.
Herefordshire is located on the Welsh border in the United Kingdom. Hereford city, is on the English side of the border. It is thought that the name originates from the Anglo Saxon “here” meaning soldiers and “ford” meaning river crossing. It has certainly had its share of Welsh, Anglo-Saxon, Roman, Norman and Civil War soldiers tramping to and fro over the River Wye throughout the centuries. Hereford Cathedral is home to the Mappa Mundi, the historically important medieval map dating from around 1300.
Herefordshire is famous for it’s brown and white Hereford beef cattle as seen in the James Stewart film, “The Rare Breed”; the best film ever made about Hereford cattle starring James Stewart (though Harvey is a better James Stewart film). It is also known for the cider making apple orchards.
Credenhill is a village on the outskirts of Hereford. Iron Age Celts built a hill fort around 80BC, but it got its name from a Saxon chief, Creda when the fort was occupied by his Saxons around 540AD and known as “Creda’s Hill”. The hill fort is now owned by the Woodland Trust and is called Credenhill Park Wood. It is a mixture of ancient woodland and modern coniferous planting, with a “grazing area” at the top within the enclosure of the ramparts. It has all manner of flora and fauna which I hope to discover and learn more about.
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