2015 July – Beautiful Stenying

GSB_England_DSCF3225_150725_StenyingSpent a relaxing and sunny day wandering around Stenying, a lovely market town situated at the north end of the River Adur gap in the South Downs, about 6 km north of Shoreham-by-Sea. It is an ancient Anglo-Saxon town that was already well established during the Norman conquest in the early 1100’s (including the lovely church of St Andrew and St Cuthman). The high street reminded me a little of parts of Warwick with beautiful old stores with twisted beams and warped windows. The surrounding countryside is easily accessible with lots of trails for “rambling” – the marshy downs to the south of the town, along the banks of the river Adur, would probably afford good bird watching at different times of year. A few shots of the day can be seen here.