Friday, 27 January 2017

A stroll through the woodland and country park

Last weekend we took a stroll through our local country park which we frequent quite often.  The weather was sunny but very cold so we donned boots and thick coats and spent a pleasant afternoon taking in the nature around us.

The walk took us through this wooded copse and out onto the open woodland and Hadleigh Castle that overlooks the River Thames.




I wonder if anyone's at home?





It didn't take long before a light mist started enveloping the surrounding 
hills and the sun was beginning to lose its strength, so no river view today







We are so fortunate to live where we do. Ten minutes away from the coast and downs, and yet only about 15 minutes from open countryside. Plus the added bonus of only being a 45 minute drive into London.





This pond was completely frozen over


As we came away the sun was just going down


So homeward bound for a well deserved hot cuppa.

Hope you all have a great weekend. P x

7 comments:

  1. You do live in a beautiful area, thanks for sharing your walk with us. It is snowing here again today . . . we haven't seen the earth in two months. I'm looking so forward to spring. I sent in an order for garden seed last week, so I'll be ready when the weather warms up :)
    Happy Weekend!
    Connie :)

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  2. Good old Hadleigh Castle - I knew it instantly Pat. Always get excited when you go somewhere I have been :) You take some lovely pictures, and I love the freezing pond. Have a great weekend. P.

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  3. I love that last photo of the tree and setting sun, what a beautiful area you live in xxx

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  4. Beautiful winter photos... especially the one through the tree at the end. Jx

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  5. Wonderful landscape and images it'such a wonderful time of year for sunsets. Sarah x

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  6. Beautiful, Patricia! Lovely views from the park. Will be pretty in the Spring.
    Great to catch up with you again. Enjoyed your previous posts.
    Happy days.
    Betty

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