It’s a Roman road that ran from Londinium (London) to Pontes (Staines) to Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester).
More information about the road can be found here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil’s_Highway_(Roman_Britain)
The path of the road runs close to where we live so for this date we headed out between Christmas and New Year for a walk that took in a portion of the route.
It was a cold, bright day. In the hollows where the sun did not reach frost glistened. We started from Wildmoor Heath Nature Reserve, bird song loud in the trees and bushes around us. A zephyr of long tailed tits trilled in the trees, a lone goldcrest exploring crevices in a tree’s bark in search of food.
It is amazing to imagine all the feet that trod this route before us, from Roman legionnaires, travellers from the Middle Ages, right up to leisure walkers like ourselves. A landscape link to the distant past.
We enjoyed our walking date, a good opportunity to chat, to enjoy fresh air and the beautiful countryside close to home.
When planning this date, I also considered: driving- some kind of driving experience or a visit to a driving range, dancing (quickly rejected, not my husband’s thing at all), dinner out or dinosaurs ( a museum or hunting for dinosaur fossils).
What would you do for an alphabet date for D? I’d love to know your ideas.