Sunday 11 March 2012: Why we do it
This is why we orienteer....speaks for itself methinks!
Today we were north west of Hereford at Foxley & Garnstone (wonderful names) on the red soil of the Marches. The forest wasn't all like this, quite a covering of brambles in places (more so on Tony's course than on mine), but the trees were quite special. The Assembly area was once a hospital for American forces during the Second World War, great place to convalesce, and it now houses a magnificent stand of poplars. This is Lord Davenport's estate and according to the very nice lady on the tea tent (supporting the village church) the Lord is very protective of his estate but likes it to be used - well done Lord D!
Some of the trees had huge bunches of mistletoe! I think you need to look at the trees in large.