The run from Stibb Green above Burbage to the start of the Great Bustard 5 allowed me log four new pubs and 7½ extra miles but it also let me see a bit of the village and town scenery along the way. For instance, this church in Milton Lilbourne emerged soon after the Bruce Arms. The door was locked so I looked around the grounds noting the yard was raised by using old tombstones as a garden wall:
Down a narrow path a few tens-of-meters, the cemetery emerges on the edge of a wood. Some of the grave markers (foreground) are carved into boulders:
In Pewsey, the mighty River Avon is fairly small and courses beneath this house:
A block or so away stand the statue of Alfred the Great who repelled the Danes in the area a while back. The monument was erected for George V:
I lament the passing of the pub on a regular basis in these pages but it is especially sad to see a great building go disused, as well. Such is the double tragedy of the Greyhound, a cavernous house with the five-pump bar standing forlorn at the roadside.
On the side of the pub sits an announcements board, but rather than let it go disused someone in town updates it on a regular basis (a couple of guys I met on my way to the Crown say it is worth a stop by every Saturday to catch up on “the news”):
Pewsey is full of fat people…not all of them are, but enough that authorities deemed this necessary to attach to a public wall: