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  "How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean." — Arthur C. Clarke

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Of course Paul’s deep knowledge of the region, its flora and its beauties – and not to forget his patience and his humor – have made me feel like it all was too short.  As a result, my eyes and my brain are full of new images and new knowledge.

– Jean-Claude B, Switzerland.

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Walking blog: The philosophy of walking

The shape of topiary in the Mendips

The shape of topiary on a walk in the Mendips with walkitcornwall

This topiary was seen on a walk in the Mendips when I was up there recently with the family. Now call me old fashioned but am I missing something here or are these topiary shapes, well you know, rather obvious?

Or has my misspent youth come back to haunt me? Have the locals said anything, or even noticed? We went to Cheddar Gorge, Longleat and the wonderful Westonbirt arboretum. If you love trees, their shapes, the complimentary planting of a wide variety of native and non-native species then go to Westonbirt. Especially in the autumn when the Japanese maples are in full colour. The Mendips and the Quantocks are wonderful. How about the Mendips Hills and the Quantocks for a walking holiday? Now there’s an idea. Watch this space.

Topiary in the Mendips on a walk with walkitcornwall