This is part of the Friendly Friday photo challenge hosted by Something to Ponder About. This weeks theme “Remote.”
Its very hard to feel truly remote or alone for long in England. Even on a beach or on a country walk you still see people quite often and the nearest village is never far away. The best you can get is a beach like this in Cornwall with the odd dog walker.
Nevertheless in parts of the country like the peak district you can still sometimes walk for an hour or two and see no one.
This is Arbor Low in Derbyshire. Its a stone circle but all the stones have fallen over long ago. It feels very remote and on a clear day the view goes on for miles in all directions. I like to think of the generations of people that have walked this spot since it was first built over 4000 years ago.
Occasionally you come across old field barns like this remote in the countryside.
There are also still plenty of country lanes and although the odd car goes by as there are no pavements or tracks so you dont get many walkers.
Winter is one of my favourite times for walking as there are less people and the sun starts to set about 3.30 in the afternoon which gives some wonderful sunsets on the odd clear day.