17 April 2010

A welcome sight

One of my many regular pleasures in wandering through Ham is walking past Ham House, away from the river and towards home. As I pass the end of the large wall that keeps the gardens of Ham House hidden from prying eyes the large wilderness that stretches from Petersham to Ham Street suddenly opens up before me.

Petersham Avenue crosses here to join Melancholy Walk but most of us choose to take the shorter route that runs straight ahead and cuts the corner.