On the edge of Bookham Common this old wooden stile marks the boundary between to very different landscapes and over the past two years there have been dramatic changes to the view across the previously open countryside.
This is how it used to be ... open grassland with the occasional surprise hidden amongst the 'fodder' crop.
Now the view from the stile indicates a totally different land use. After a change in ownership it is now a Stud Farm with brand new fences everywhere and the grass evenly cut in every direction.
The reason for all this expansive fencing is to accommodate the livestock ... in this paddock it is mares in foal .. the owners no doubt hoping that one will produce the next racing champion!
Fortunately the landscape on the other side of the stile hasn't been tampered with and the flora and fauna is managed by nature itself. I will be sharing some of the interesting wildlife in a future post. FAB.