Kingscote Revisited 16.8.15

August 16, 2015 at 8:01 pm

The same walk as 12.4.15

It was good to do the same walk at a different time of year and it was a lovely day to do it. The lambs had certainly grown up in the intervening months as had the grass which in places was as “high as an elephants’ eye”!  Numerous pheasants with their chicks (best not to ask why they were being bred). The mix of open countryside and wooded areas made for a pleasant walk and the damp in the woods had produced some amazing fungal growths.

 

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Everything was a lot greener than it was in April – even the water!

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The woods had become a jungle and the lambs we met in the spring are all grown up.

 

Castle Combe – 2.8.15

August 2, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Castle Combe

At last a proper summer day with no raincoats, windcheaters etc! The walk started from the car park on the edge of Castle Combe and after successfully getting through the golf course without being hit the first point of interest was Lugbury Long Barrow. All that really remains are the entrance (or exit) stones. Then proceeded south with views of Nettleton and the rolling Gloucester/ Wiltshire hills in the distance and fields of wild flowers closer to hand. The most excitement was when a herd of frisky cows couldn’t decide what they wanted to do – fortunately they decided against a full charge and headed for the woods. The return route was through the picturesque village of Castle Combe – which still has functioning public toilets!

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Castle Combe – ‘Prettiest Village in England’ apparently

 

The theme of today’s walk was SUNSHINE

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golden sunshine and golden corn

The animal highlight of today’s walk was some scaredy cat cows – they made a show of thinking about stampeding us and then decided it wasn’t worth it and ran away to hide in the trees

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Wild flowers were in abundance everywhere

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and it wouldn’t be a Wiltshire walk without a big stone 2.8-pic3