A hot day, and fierce sun. I needed to stretch the legs, but had to seek shade. This walk starts from the car park and follows the track downhill towards the railway line. I crossed the bridge, but then retraced my footsteps to go into the wooded area where I followed a woodland track which pretty well skirted the area.
On the way back two pony carriages were coming over the bridge, and I saw and heard several trains. It was one of those walks where taking photos became as much fun as walking. Foxgloves en masse, mainly pink but a few white ones and the light through the ferns.
Then I caught sight of a white admiral on the bramble flowers, and some orange butterflies I hadn't noticed anywhere before, but later identified as silver-washed fritillaries.
|The butterflies are very obvious in flight, but my skill is not developed enough to capture that.|
Deerleap, for details and map click link: 26 June 2011