Hells Lane, Dorset.

Possibly the best green lane one could ever explore. It runs deep between high soft-sandstone cliffs, so thickly over-hung with trees you feel you are under water rather than in air, walking through a tunnel of beach and hazel green light. Then you begin to spy the plethora of carvings in the cliffs on either side of the path, some tiny, some large, some artistic some less so, but all creative in some shape or fashion. It has to be one of the vernacular wonders of Britain.

Difficult to photograph because the light is so low in this deep sunken green road in full summer and you need at least two trips because you wont spot all of the carvings in just one trip. Below is a tiny selection.
  •  Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

    Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

  •  Cliffs in Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

    Cliffs in Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

  •  Pan Face, Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

    Pan Face, Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

  •  Egyptian Symbols. Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

    Egyptian Symbols. Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

  •  Butterfly Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

    Butterfly Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

  •  Game. Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

    Game. Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

  •  Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

    Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

  •  Mr & Mrs Potato Head. Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

    Mr & Mrs Potato Head. Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

  •  Elephant. Only really visible from a certiain angle up close Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

    Elephant. Only really visible from a certiain angle up close Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

  •  Moon. Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

    Moon. Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

  •  Cat face? Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

    Cat face? Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

  •  Dragon. Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift

    Dragon. Hells Lane, Dorset | Tangible Presence | Photography by Lynden Swift