Monday, 27 October 2014

Never stop searching for Wonderland

Never stop searching for wonderland
 "Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice

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.....

Wonderland Tree
View from inside up the hollow trunk - sorry for blurring!

Inside the wonderland tree
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!

Inside the wonderland tree
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 time.....

"Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
A: I don't much care where.
CC: Then it dosen't matter which way you go.
A: As long as I get somewhere.
CC: Oh, you're sure to do that, if only you walk long enough."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.   

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.

Wonderland Tree

A beautiful and awe-inspiring was the whole walk. 
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

Wonderland Tree

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.

Thanks for reading!


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