Yesterday morning it wasn't as windy as it has been but there was a strong breeze and the sky looked very moody.
Looking back down the lane you can just see the bungalow on the opposite side of the road from mine. The farmer has recently cut down part of a huge tree that was looking a bit worse for wear. However, he literally dumped everything opposite.
As well as lots of types of trees, the lane is lined with Blackberry and Sloe bushes. I'm looking forward to autumn when they are ripe for picking. ( I must buy a jelly bag for straining the blackberries)
We tend to walk through the wood quickly as I know Munt Jacks use it of a night time and I don't want Bertie getting ticks.
We have to cross a drainage ditch via a wooden beam. Bertie and I have both slipped and fallen into the ditch when it was frosty. He was fine, I was black and blue. We then walk along one of the bridle ways across miles of farmland.
We cross another ditch via a wooden beam to get to the field adjacent to the farm, which is now almost obscured by the bushes now.
Lots of rabbit holes along the way, then across the field of flax to the top fields adjacent to the road.
The farmer has been around cutting the bridle ways and footpaths. You can see the difference in colours of the fields. The left field which was sown late autumn and looks like it's ready to be harvested. The right field was sown in March.
Sometimes I turn back and return home the way I came. Other times I choose to use The Street to get home.
200 yards and I turn right into my road and home. This is the shorter circuit and it takes between 45-55 minutes (6500 steps). The longer circuit is 9000 steps and more difficult now as the path is very overgrown with nettles and thistles. It takes just over an hour and 15 minutes to complete. I love living in the countryside and within 3 miles of the coast. I hope you liked the walk. Bye for now. Tx