Monday, July 26, 2010

early blackberries

Walked: 25/7/10
Distance 5m

Yes it's true, on 25 July, I found ripe blackberries.

With just a couple of hours to spare, I needed a short walk with a start close to home. This walk starts and finishes at the Beeches pub in Ashby, passes the Tap House (used to be Anwell Inn), crosses the A511, past the Bluebell Arboretum, through Smisby and past the Smisby Arms, takes in some beautiful views just north of Ashby and returning via the Ivanhoe Way.

And yes, they were delicious!

More photos from this walk on Flickr

Click the map below to view it at OS Explore

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Spring in full bloom

Walked: 23 May 2010
Distance: 11m

More photos from this walk are here on Flickr

The route is below. For the most detailed 1:25,000 map, buy Explorer 245, The National Forest

Saturday, July 10, 2010

My new heroine

From now on, the Gore-Tex stays at home. Like Mary Henrietta Kingsley I'm going to adopt Victorian formal-wear for walking including corset, good thick skirt and sensible shoes.

Animal-traps, crocodiles and cannibals held no fear for this English lady as she explored Africa clad head to foot and straight-backed.

Mary Kingsley

Read more about this Great British Nutter here:

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Trent and Mersey, Wilson to Willington Circular

Walked: 8/7/10
Distance: 17m

As my photos have become more important in my posts, I've decided to make more use of Flickr. (Sorry, Blogger)

All photos from this walk are here: