Predictable and clichéd you may say, but certainly,
for my money, the most important of Binner venues. I
think it would have taken a lot longer for Binner
trips to get off the ground, if at all, had it not
been for the Barrow’s grim countenance and easy
Binner Verdict: The original best, still makes
Wayland’s Smithy look like a set of dentures for a
The River \
River Bed Kennet
I have been fortunate enough to see the river in full
swell and unfortunate enough to walk along its dry
river bed. What ever state it is in though, walking
along it’s course first thing in the morning is one of
my favourite pleasures.
Binner Verdict: Wet and Wonderful.
Littleton Long Barrow
Top notch setting for a long barrow that probably
looks more like it did when it was originally built
than any other we have visited. The perfect picnic
spot and venue that really does need sleeping in if it
is ever repaired.
Binner Verdict: Even if the Barrow was not there
it would be worth a visit.
Doctor Who and the Daemons aside, I just like visiting
the village. It is what I think of as a typical
English Village and has some rather good walking near
Binner Verdict: Nice Village, nice walking an not
From the Chemist with the dodgy wig to Budgens with
the dodgy apple pie offers, this always signifies the
beginning of a Binner trip. Shopping on the parade can
no longer even be described as a tradition but more as
a ceremony. Me checking out the onion Bhajis and Neil
running round the end Isle enthusing about some
ridiculous special offer on something I neither want
nor care for - so why do I always end up saying "Yeah,
can you get me two of those as well."
Binner Verdict: Should be cursed for the dreadful
purchases I have made there but I can’t stop going