After leaving the Text Kiln and the other specialist hop buildings in that wonderful grassy green precinct, I continued along a dusty road expecting to connect with Bushy Park’s main road. Earlier in the day I had read the HPA signs about the need for good farm hygiene so I was surprised no gate existed to stop me walking along this road, and that an unfenced hop field was located directly on my left.
This made it easy for me to take photos of the sprouting hop vines.
In the second photo you can see the ropes up which the vine will grow.
Just before I reached the main road, a farm gate was propped open and looked like it had been a long while since it had been closed. The sign on that gate said Private Property.