4.3 : Butts View & Butts Road
Across South Church Street and along Butts View, leads to a squeeze and a secluded
path. Along this path you hear the cries of the rooks and begin entering woodland.
A low wall of woven tree roots and the deep leaf litter under the
beech trees catches the eye. A tarmaced path ascends steeply uphill - the Butts,
so called as long ago it was used for archery practice. Cross the path and head
down through the wood. Here holly, laurel and yew give an evergreen backcloth.
Yews are native trees whose wood is heavy and elastic - traditionally used for
long bows and spears. At the end of winter there are drifts of snowdrops and over
wintering herbs on the woodland floor.