“… This whale’s hump of Mendip, issue of a Variscan orogeny, rears its carbuncled head above Triassic Levels. Flailing her tail against Frome, tectonically challenged, she lunges for Steep Holm, Flat Holm, the open sea. The walls barnacle her sandpapered back; ganglionated, nodes fusing, transmitting outwards, feeding inwards. The nerve signals get caught up in the slow growth of Alder, the diamondback pattern of adders.”

whole walk poem: