We found this brilliant tree on one of our Justbod field trips on the Wolds near Market Weighton, East Yorkshire.
Always on the hunt for the entrance to Wonderland....we had to investigate further.....
|View from inside up the hollow trunk - sorry for blurring!|
|From the inside looking out|
The inside was huge, with an almost 'tardis' effect. It was actually possible to sit several people inside the hollowed out base of this tree, and I am sure it could make a great shelter. We took lots of pictures, but, unfortunately, the best ones of the interior of the tree contain people, and we're all the shy, retiring types! So, until we return, these will have to do!
|Another of the inside|
Although the inside was amazing, and a Wonderland in itself, we searched and searched for a tunnel, or hole to take us further.....but, sadly, it wasn't that fabled entrance......next time.....
For any interested in finding it, it's just next to the Wolds way between Market Weighton and Londesborough next to (or in, not quite sure) the deserted medieval village of Towthorpe.
We didn't quite find Wonderland.....but we'll never stop looking.......
"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality"
- Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland
This was one of the best trips we've ever had for finding interesting things, both from a historical and natural point of view. Britain's Tallest Man at Market Weighton, the site of a formerly very important Pagan Temple (also the site of pivotal conversion to Christianity,) , a Holy Well and a beautiful sculpted bench were among the unexpected highlights, but, most unexpected and delightful of all, was this amazing tree.
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