The Rack Isle, Bibury

The Rack Isle is directly opposite Arlington Row, which I previously wrote about here. It’s a low-lying meadow which gets its name from the racks where wool would have been hung to dry after being washed at Arlington Row.

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It was given to the National Trust in 1956 and they are preserving it and ensuring that some of the rarer inhabitants, such as water voles, have a place where they can thrive in safety. (I didn’t see any signs of wildlife other than ducks when I was there).

 

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It’s a good example of the varied work of the National Trust and well worth a look, especially for the chance to spot a rare creature.

A few more photos can be seen here.

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