Good run Sunday
Too busy monday
Rowed on Tuesday. Thunderstorms outside
Read instead of running on wednesday😳 Had planned to run but got sidetracked. I was just skimming a book that I wanted my son to read and got sucked into it for an hour!
Thursday – what a day! Drank wine instead of going for a run.
Friday- apathy attack
Saturday – woke up to find my housework mojo had come to visit😱 Was a domestic goddess from dawn to dusk. It was worth it though – an untidy house is a major cause of apathy for me, an organised house is releasing😊
Sunday. Super run! A beautiful day so I decided to go on adventure and seek out the highwayman’s grave. I tried to persuade my 12 year old to come with me, I thought that it might spark his imagination, but he felt a greater need to answer the ‘call of duty’🤔😬
There it is on the map, the ‘Jeppe knave grave’. As you can see there is no path there, so I followed the trail from last week ( green dotted line) and looked for the wall that crossed the path ( next to the number 223). I ‘yomped’ up the hill until I got to where the 2 walls joined just next to the trig point. It was very rough terrain, hissocky and boggy. I had planned on trying to climb over the wall, but to my surprise there was this;
Gates and stiles to get over the walls! So although no path, officially, obviously it is accepted that people regularly walk there.
This was the grave
I think that’s a sheep-y shadow creeping in there.
A view of of the whole thing.
So I have googled and there are lots of interesting things to share about this, so I’ll just whet your appetite, there’s lots more ont’net if you want it.
Jeppe is old English for Jeffrey. Jeffrey Curtis was a highwayman who was beheaded for his crimes, (in 1327) unusual in that normally only noble folk were beheaded the common classes were usually hanged. The burial site itself is actually a Neolithic/ Bronze Age structure, and there is some speculation as to why his body was buried here.
From here I found that there is in fact a path that runs along the ridge of the hill. I walked a lot as it kept my HR at MAF threshold, then eventually jogged the downhill bits at the end. 7.3 miles in total.
A nice sheep tableaux just to finish off with.😊