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Sweet Chestnut

Sweet Chestnut

Sweet Chestnut
Sweet Chestnut

Castanea sativa

I have recently returned from a holiday spent walking in the beautiful Pindos National Park in the very North West of Greece

This area is mountainous with deep valleys and gorges, remote and smothered with a rich biodiversity of trees, both deciduous and coniferous. At this time of the year all the trees are turning wonderful colours, from deep reds and rust to yellows and gold. One of the most beautiful is the Sweet Chestnut, also known as the Spanish Chestnut, with its distinctive spiny leaves, now fading to a beautiful pale yellowy brown colour. As the leaves fall to the ground the silver twisted bark of this beautiful tree is revealed

Athene English

We make and source beautiful things from natural materials

We are specialists in hand made Leather goods including studded Dog Collars and wallets from 200 year old Russian Reindeer Leather; offering for sale a range of ethical tailored Clothing and wool knitwear and a collection of useful but beautiful Homeware made from HornLeatherWool: old and new Welsh blankets and textiles; Slate and Wood . As well as an eclectic selection of one-off collectibles in our Originals section

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