markerstones for the millennium

Details of the Clapper bridge over Rowlow Brook

Reflection on site 06

Alexander Pope was an architect besides poet and took a great interest in nature. He suggested that when planting trees and woodlands we should 'Consult the genius of the place' (meaning what is special about the place) 'That tells the waters or to rise or fall' (simply which way does the gradient of the land fall).
The Middleton footpaths have given me much pleasure and inspiration and hopefully these words will make us look a second time in a different context to appreciate what a really beautiful parish we have.
Robin Allan