Walking near Stanway Green

By Sally Pudney on 21st October 2015

I made use of the lovely sunny day we had yesterday to walk to Stanway Green along the ‘hollow-way’ of Grymes Dyke, one of the Iron Age fortifications on the west of Colchester. (I have written about these before – see the post called ‘The Ramparts’ from February this year.)

My last painting of this area was so popular (although I don’t want to sell it!) that I was looking for good spots to paint another part of this path.  I set off with sketchbook, my little silver ‘drawing’ tin and my camera.

Grymes Dyke 2

Grymes Dyke 1

The trees had not ‘turned’ as much as I expected, but I still like the over-arching tunnel like effect, and the way the light comes through in bright patches on the path.

At one point, when I was standing drawing, a walker came by and queried whether I was making a survey of the squirrels . . . ! There are certainly enough of them. And a bit further on I was scribbling away, and was suddenly aware that there was a little watcher on a nearby branch . . .  🙂

Grymes Dyke 3


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