Category Archives: Walks

Wordless Wednesday – Bark(ing) Mad

Now that it is easy to see the wood from the trees, it is well worth taking a walk to check out how beautiful tree bark can be. These pictures were taken in Cambridge Botanical Gardens.

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Wordless Wednesday – Tree-lined avenues with atmosphere

… near Cambridge

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Autumn’s melody, played at its own tempo

I took this photo of a sycamore colouring up into rainbow hues a little over two weeks ago. I was impressed because we’ve not had frosts and I have it in my head that we get better autumn reds and … Continue reading

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A slow walk on a hot heath

It was because I had my heart set on taking photographs of the last of the chalk blue butterflies that I found myself tramping up the rolling hills of Therfield/Royston Heath on the hottest day of the year so far. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Sadie and the Bunny tails

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The Route of the Scarecrows

I live in a rural village, south of Cambridge and it has its share of traditions, features, quirks and almost no public transport. In the year 2000 a new scarecrow festival was instigated to celebrate the millenium and that festival … Continue reading

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Lazy, hazy bluebell days

This weekend has been just lovely, with icy starts but sun all day long (I’ve seen people with sunburn already!). I am feeling quite positive and cheerful, so I thought that I would simply share some pretty pictures of native … Continue reading

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Fresh beech leaves – a forager’s delight

With the bright frosty starts we’ve been having this last week, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to take Sadie for a walk on Therfield Heath and check out the progress of the wild pasque flower colony growing there. It … Continue reading

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Dreaming in Wandlebury Ring

I love the atmosphere at Wandlebury Ring, near Cambridge. Standing in its deep ditches it is easy to feel slightly lost in time. I can dream of giants (Gogmagog), warriors (Romans),  knights (see Gervase) and of Kings (James II). Way … Continue reading

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A riot of colour on the Winter Walk

Anglesey Abbey is a well known destination for galanthophiles in East Anglia and its extensive, landscaped displays of over 300 varieties of snowdrops are well worth a visit in February. This year though, due to the usually warm winter weather, … Continue reading

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