About this book
In the 1960s Geoffrey Grigson travelled the country writing the story of the secret landscape all around us. His book is a classic of the British countryside, exploring hidden treasures, natural wonders and myths and legends, and encouraging us to look beyond the familiar sights to the magical world beneath. 'Every dip is lucky...sheer informative pleasure' Tom Stoppard
When is the best time to spot a shooting star or a glow worm? Where does a 'ha-ha' get its name? From weathercocks to rainbows, place names and poets to mazes, dene-holes, crypts and sham ruins, this book can help you look beyond the familiar sights of our landscape and discover the hidden, magical world that remains, just off the motorway.