Salisbury Plain - Black Heath and the Old Slow Coach Road

Jul 18, 04:00 AM
In this weeks episode we have our first guest – Hidden Wiltshire’s resident expert on Salisbury Plain, Mr Steve Dewey.
 
But to begin with, Glyn talks about some birthday and anniversary milestones that instead of being celebrated in Rome, will be celebrated at Bishopstrow in Wiltshire – keeping it local!
 
This weeks episode was actually recorded a while ago as Paul is currently closer to Norway than London, as he is taking a break travelling around Shetland and Orkney. 
 
Paul once again shamelessly plugs the photography exhibition he and Steve Dixon are staging together with another Wiltshire photographer, Alan Cowley, as part of the Marlborough Opens Studios Art Trail. This takes place from 11:00 to 17:00 on the first four weekends in July although Steve, Paul and Alan’s gallery will only be open for the first three weekends. See the link to the Marlborough Open Studios website below for full details and directions. Our gallery is Studio 12.
 
Glyn talks about the next Hidden Wiltshire walks – 24th July will be Bratton and Luccombe Springs, and 14th August is the Hills above Edington,
 
Then onto this episode’s main feature – an exploration of Salisbury Plain with Steve Dewey. Steve is a photographer who spends a lot of time around the plain, exploring in his 4 wheel drive car as unlike Glyn and Paul, he is definitely not a walker. This is a huge subject, but after a general chit chat about the whole area we focus on two things – the Black Heath area, and the Old Slow Coach Road, both of which Steve has written about for the Hidden Wiltshire website. 
 
We finish with the usual housekeeping. Reminder about the Hidden Wiltshire Online shop (link below) and the offer to listeners of the podcast from Lowa Boots UK. You’ll need to listen to the podcast for details of how you can save 20% on their walking boots and shoes. Now we’re all venturing out more you definitely need a good pair of boots, and Glyn and Paul can both vouch for the quality of Lowa.
 
The music and sounds in the podcast are provided by the multi-talented Steve Dixon. The piece in the Introduction is entitled “The Holloway”, whilst the piece linking to the talk on Salisbury Plain is a new one entitled “Holgar the Can Man”.
 
Links:
 
For more information about Marlborough Open Studios 2021 the relevant page on Paul’s website is here Paul Timlett Exhibitions, or you can go direct to the Marlborough Open Studios website here Marlborough Open Studios
 
You can find Steve’s blog posts about Salisbury Plain here: Black Heath, The Old Slow Coach Road
 
Steve Dewey’s author page on Amazon where you can find his books is here: Steve Dewey Author Page
 
Glyn’s photographs can be seen on his Instagram feed @coy_cloud
 
Paul’s website can be found on his website at Paul Timlett Photography and on Instagram at @tragicyclist
 
Steve Dixon’s sound art can be found on Soundcloud where his username is River and Rail Steve Dixon River and Rail. His photographs can be found on Instagram at @stevedixon_creative and his graphic design business website is at Steve Dixon Creative
 
Hidden Wiltshire Walks in Conjunction with Wiltshire Museum Wiltshire Museum Walks
 
The Hidden Wiltshire shop Hidden Wiltshire Shop
 
And finally you can find Lowa Boots UK at Lowa Boots UK