Part of the magic when walking through an English deciduous woodland is that you come across remnants of a very old past. These may be ruins or land boundaries such as dry stone walls or soil banks (here known as Devon Banks). All covered in moss, lichens, hedges, or trees. Sometimes the walls or banks have long disappeared, leaving behind the exposed gnarled and sinewy roots of trees that were once planted along them. All is damp, but of a green tint that overwhelms and relaxes at the same time.