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  1. Travels through Farynshire: the Coastal Path

    Original posted here Farynshire’s Coastal Path runs (as you might expect) alongside the county’s entire coastline. It is a great way to see all of Farynshire’s faces, because it runs from the wild Maw Cauldron, through the beautiful countryside, above Riversouth, and then passed the coastal villages on the wide sands, and right up to lonely Tropsog (Farynshire’s least appealing town, and not a place that will feature in these Travels). One day I will follow in the footsteps of those who have...
  2. Travels through Farynshire: the White Crag

    Originally posted here I suspect that the White Crag is the reason there are so many poets in Riversouth; it has been said that the sight of it stirs the soul. I’m not a poet, but even I can see that it is beautiful. It looks like a giant wave, rising up over Meyshore Bay, jutting out into the sea that crashes into the rocks at the bottom of the hundred foot chalk-face. The White Palace sits right at the top of this cliff, gleaming white but presumably not made out of chalk. Its gardens...
  3. Travels through Farynshire: the Silver Loop

    Originally posted here I always feel like I have to be on my best behaviour in Riversouth. The streets are scrubbed clean and free of rubbish, and baskets of bright flowers hang from every lamp-post. Each house is white-washed and has a different colour roof from its neighbours. If we could have afforded it, we would have taken one of the popular balloon rides over the city and look down on the colour and crowds. The city's pride in being welcoming probably originated in the Victorian...
  4. Travels through Farynshire: The County Road

    Original posted here The Romans came to Farynshire, built one road, and then left. The County Road – or Farynshire Way, or the Highway, or the Route – link up the three cities of Farynshire: Rookpot in the centre of the county, and Sylnmouth and Riversouth on the coast. Newer towns have been built alongside it over the years, and the Rookpot to Sylnmouth railway line runs alongside it. Because it is the only evidence that the Romans crossed the Daggerrock Mountains, the Road is under...
  5. Travels through Farynshire: Over Pippleford

    Original posted here The next stop was the village of Over Pippleford, nestled on one of the bends of the River Pipple as it meanders slowly to the sea. Over Pippleford’s limestone cottages are white washed with roses and violets entwining up through trellises, their front gardens filled with summer flowers, their roofs thick with thatch. The green in the middle of the village has a small, well cared-for cenotaph surrounded by faded paper poppies and a couple of wooden benches. A post...
  6. Travels through Farynshire: Gnivil Forest

    Originally posted here As soon as we decided we were going to do this trip, we knew we had to see the Forests. Farynshire has two, very different, Forests. The first we came to, situated between the mountains and the coast, was Gnivil Forest. It crept up on us. The coach pulled up onto a low ridge that gave us lovely views over the meadows and copses we had just travelled through. But that was nothing compared to the view of what we were about to travel down in to. Gnivil Forest lies...
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