First walk for months! Part 1

After not being allowed out of our own property because of the coronavirus once we heard I was allowed a little freedom we immediately went out for a walk around the village. We set off down our lane which goes through the village and soon turned left into Well Lane where we soon found the footpath we were after.

We were delighted to see a puddle, the first we had seen for weeks.

It was good to see that Mother Nature has continued her good work during lock down and we enjoyed seeing wildflowers, grasses and seeds on trees. This earl stretch of our walk took us along an ancient drovers’ road with hedges both sides. Occasional glimpses though gaps show crops growing sadly regularly covered in chemical sprays. We were to discover the bad effects of this later on our walk.

   

Sadly there were signs that plants were suffering from the long spell of hot dry weather.

After walking for half an hour or so we reached an old beautiful manor house where our path turned at right angles skirting the lake. Alongside the lake was a beautiful extremely wildlife friendly wide verge of wild flowers with annuals added for extra insect food. Below is a short gallery of photos taken of this feature. As usual click on the first photo then navigate using the arrows. Enjoy.

After enjoying the wildlife border and its wildlife we walked on a little way to a place where three fields met and stopped for a break. (See part 2)

About greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.
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3 Responses to First walk for months! Part 1

  1. What a great treat to have a walk about after being cooped up. I love my garden, but I’m struggling to even find weeds to pull right now. 🙂

  2. I am sure that walk was a great breath of fresh air for you. Nature doesn’t stop and sometimes I walk to the back the farm just to see what is growing on the journey. When there were cows here I could easily walk through the pasture, but now with the grass growing for hay is is very thick and exhausting. Worth the journey, though, because without cows a lot of wildflowers have begin to flourish I haven’t seen here before. I hope you and yours are doing well. Thanks for sharing!

  3. pbmgarden says:

    It made me chuckle to read of your delight in finding a puddle but actually I understand. Glad you’re able to be out and about a bit.

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