Dr A and I recently went for a walk in Smallcombe Woods, in search of an abandoned garden.
Smallcombe Woods lie just off the route of the Bath Skyline Walk.
until we reached the clearing.
There are remains of water features.
Traces of steps and pathways.
This garden once belonged to a “picturesque shrubbery” laid out in the mid-late nineteenth century, by the owners of No. 6 Woodland Place.
We left the garden and walked back down the hill, leaving through the exit to Smallcombe Cemetery.
From a distance the cemetery is hardly visible, enclosed by trees and hedgerows, bounded by woodland.