We spent a couple of very pleasant hours walking in the woods this afternoon after deciding to have an early lunch so that we didn’t have to rush back.
The trip in was OK until we were about 6 miles out then we picked up some heavy traffic so turned off onto the same route we took last time. Local knowledge, even though a bit dated now, still rules.
The car park was packed, but we managed to park under a tree in a little ‘alcove’ so no-one could park alongside us. I took a lot of pictures today, not all of which came out, but it was lovely to listen to the wind in the trees as it whispered on the breeze as we walked.
The pathways are more or less the same
and we found our ‘desres’ spot from years ago which is a lot more overgrown now
It still seems strange not having Maggie with us as she would have been running along the pathways ahead of us. She never went far.
I was really pleased to get some shots of a dragon fly today and also a damsel fly! They are so quick.
Years ago we knew which areas to avoid for adders and saw no snakes today as we walked down to the bottom of the plantation rather than up towards the top.
We did cross paths with a few people but there is so much space there, social distancing is a doddle.
Oh the peace and tranquility.