2020 – In the forests and furrows

On the eve of a new orbit around our Sun, we look forward to greeting 2020 with you. We’d like to thank you for your support and signpost some of the wonderful hidden mysteries in our landscape that we will be endeavouring to explore and investigate in the year ahead.

Staverton Park near Butley / Wantisden – One of the most important areas of wood pasture in all of England, containing the tallest Holly tree in the country, one of the largest collections of ancient trees in the whole of Europe, and is itself potentially unspoilt for nearly two thousand years being held sacred and under Anglo-Saxon Royal rule. We’ll keep you posted on the publication of our research here.

Polsborough Gate around Friston / Snape – A lost landscape feature that may have been a processional routeway, dedicated to celestial illumination or a fertility cult. Walker and writer Griff Chamberlain will be collaborating with us on this one, and if you fancy some fresh air in the meantime, Griff has shared a cracking walk with us exploring the ‘Lost Features of the Leiston landscape’.

Pole Hill and the Devil’s Ring in Brightwell – Containing the largest Bronze age burial mound in the whole of Suffolk and right beside an early and highly rare Anglo-Saxon bronze cremation bowl.

Hawk’s Leys – The highest point in the whole of Suffolk’s 1,466 square miles and believed to be the centre of the Bury Terrestrial zodiac. If you feel like immersing yourself or getting out and about, you might be interested in tucking into ‘Seven Wonders’ to see why we’re so keen to revisit this location with renewed enthusiasm.

Thanks again for your support, it’s truly appreciated.

All the best for 2020, we look forward to bumping into you in the forests and furrows.

Jeremy Taylor & Mark Offord
Arcane Landscape