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a walk with dinosaurs and romans

One of the perks of getting older is retirement or , in my case, semi-retirement.  Suddenly, I no longer need to keep checking my watch to see if I have enough time to do things without racing onto something or somewhere else.  It has given me time to re-visit some of the pleasures that I enjoyed in the past. One of these is walking.  When I was much younger I used to walk the long-distance footpaths and trails that were then just beginning to be created.  Now there are literally dozens of them to be enjoyed varying in length from a few dozen miles to several hundred.  I’m not up to the lengthy walks of my youth yet – the longest took a fortnight to complete.  At present, I’m content to be out for a few hours and, hopefully, the mileage will increase over time.  England is criss-crossed by public footpaths and longer trails The other day my partner and I decided to visit  the Roman villa at North Leigh not far from the small, Cotswold town of Woodstock.  Unlike the Roman villa where yo

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