We are the Binsted Oaks

We are the Binsted Oaks. We stand for many more. We provide food and shelter for mammals, birds and insects. Even in death we'll feed 100s of species. We matter to people, too. The Binsted Oaks stand for centuries of rural life, its continuity threatened. Hear our story: I am The Staker Oak. My shape... Continue Reading →

A walk around the village map

Here is a map of Binsted. There wasn't room for every house. But it gives a sense of how the village and its history fits together. The Oaks run down diagonally from near top left: Scotland Lane; Copythorn; Spinningwheel; Staker. (Broad and Green are off doing their own thing in a clearing beside the woods.)... Continue Reading →

A secret garden in Binsted Woods

A June day in the realm of Broad Oak and Green Oak. We are standing in a clearing of waist-high grass, trousers tucked in against ticks. In our son's hand is a map sketched on the back of a jam-stained household bill. The map comes with instructions: At the clearing, face south-east. There is a... Continue Reading →

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