‘Pathfinder’ – The Mole Valley

Asking a local man for directions, whilst ‘in a field near Buckland’. A long conversation ensues. A pond, the church, local roads and a cycle lane…landmarks that mark, and chart, the discussion. No reference to a mobile (map) or GPS, just an enquiry as to whether I had an ‘ordnance survey’ (hard copy). A language perhaps already slipping into the geographical archive…

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