Description: There are hundreds of miles of leafy
country lanes across Cornwall, but I had a particular area in mind when
creating the fictional 'Raven Lane' for The Lost Crown. Stocks Lane,
which joins Duloe to Causeland, is a HedgeWych's dream. All of the ingredients
for Katherine Karswell's 'Seven Birds And Nut Stew' can be found on
this stretch of road, which is best explored on foot, so as not to miss
any of the flora and fauna. All 4 seasons offer different treats, for
the walker, including sightings of young Buzzards in Summer, or shy
Deer in Winter.
Best part: Walk down Stocks Lane (from Duloe, used
as Northfield) to Causeland Station (site of the fictional train crash).
The journey will feel amazingly familiar, given that Nigel also performs
the exact same walk. You'll even pass through the pine forest that became
The Lost Crown's 'Carrion Wood'.