Mon, 2015 Dec 28 11:09 AM GMT
With Harry. From Hunts Hill Car park. A bright day, wind on high ground, not much sun, pleasant walking with a fair amount of up and down. 5 miles.Old John beckons, and not just us!
The views are wide, but hazy
After a coffee stop near the Deer Park Café we continue past Cropston Reservoir
Along the road the hedge is festooned with Old Man's Beard
We cross the road and take a bridleway, turning left and left again to reach Swithland Wood, braving some muddy patches.
The quarry has been fenced off with razor wire to deter swimmers.
The birch tree makes a V-sign
We reach the road and make a short detour along a permissive path, part of the National Forest Way, to see the horses, with their rock star hair and plenty of hay.
We head back towards Old John
and it must be the season for kissing, as the gorse is in bloom!