and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Bradgate Park, Cropston Reservoir and Swithland Wood

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!


Ida Jones said...

Chasing away the post-Christmas blues! Interesting snippet about the gorse - hadn't heard that before.

aliqot said...

When gorse is out of bloom, kissing's out of season! It flowers all year round . . .