Clifton and Durdham Downs

A Bank Holiday Perambulation with Clive Lovatt. In Leigh Woods there is a Yew tree through which the parish boundary passes which was mentioned in a 19th Century perambulation, the traditional ‘beating of the bounds’ to assert ownership.

Clifton and Durdham Downs though divided by a line through the Gully and marked out on the plateau by meer stones, are managed as one. Meet at the north end of Sea Walls for a walk around the edge of the Downs, concentrating on their boundaries with the private properties which abut on them. Here we can expect the unexpected, for there are some areas which are difficult to mow, plenty of walls for wall plants, and the inevitable weeds and garden escapes which by accident or design “know no boundaries”.

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