Walking up and down Beacon Hill -part one -upwards

You may have noticed that I inadvertently posted part two of my pair of posts about climbing up and down Beacon Hill first. I should of course have posted part one first so here it is!

Spending an autumn break in the village of Belton in the midst of the Leicestershire countryside, made us aware of what a beautiful county it is and how much wonderful woodland it has.

Our son Jamie recommended a visit to Beacon Hill where we could enjoy a gentle uphill walk, encircling the rocky outcrops at the summit returning down a steeper track. An extra benefit of this walk is the wooden cabin containing a friendly cafe.

As we reached about half way up the incline we left the wooded patch and walked alongside an area of heathland with beautifully shaped oaks and tall slender birches.

And then we reached the summit which we will look at along with the slow descent in part 2 0f this report of our Beacon Hill visit.

By 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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