Richard Long woz ‘ere

Today was the first time ever, at least for years, that I’ve seen another deliberate blackberrier in Ludwell Valley Park: a man in a pale blue shirt, of indeterminate age and build, wielding a plastic bag as he toiled around the bushes on the steepest slope of the amphitheatre.

Other blackberriers, deliberate or opportunistic, unknown and unseen, have made “physical interventions within the landscape” as they move along the bramble-line. Yet they are a relatively rare breed, and their paths are almost indistinct to the camera.

Dog-walker path in Ludwell Valley Park
Dog-walker path
Richard Long "A Line Made by Walking"
Richard Long “A Line Made by Walking”
Blackberrier path in Ludwell Valley Park
Blackberrier path