Ball Hill Footpath, Okehampton

Ball Hill Footpath, Okehampton

Ball Hill Footpath runs along the southern flank of Ball Hill, through a conservation area. The winding path, flanked by a short stone wall and in part by the old town mill leat, follows the East Okement Valley between the back of Okehampton College and Fatherford. On this particular morning, the strong sunshine had just burned through the valley mist and was casting deep shadows across the woodland path. The light and contrasts were beautiful, and while it looked great in colour something in my gut just said this would be even better in monochrome.