This ancient trackway leads to Bag End Farm. This farm was owned by the Tolkien's Aunt, Jane Neave. In 1923 the young Tolkien, recovering from pneumonia, spent some protracted time here.
Never underestimate the power of the Midlands countryside over an impressionable young mind... a couple of decades later, Bag End resurfaced in The Hobbit.
Posted by Arborfield at 8:56 am