- Walked: 19 July 2009
- Distance: 7.2 miles
- Terrain: Some inclines and stiles
- Summary: Starting at Shellbrook, Ashby de la Zouch, walk to Blackfordby, continue out to Woodville, then back in a loop to Blackfordby and back to Shellbrook.
- Time: 2.5 hrs
It was a murky day today, giving the black spire an atmospheric background.
Strawberries? Raspberries? No, much bigger. This is the second time in a week that I've seen robin's pincushions. A friend pointed one out earlier in the week, and I don't remember noticing them since I was a child. A parasite attacks a dog-rose, which reacts by growing this fluffy red nest: