At this time of year it’s lovely to walk down quiet country lanes, there’s so much to see. I’ve never walked in this part of Yorkshire before so everything was new to me.
With leaves floating on the surface of the water.When you walk quiet country lanes you can get quite close up and personal with nature, we saw more pheasants than I could count, lots of small birds including a flock of at least a dozen bullfinches, this was the highlight of my day, I’ve never seen more than a pair before.
More follies.Animal tracks, I think these are deer.Skeins of geese.A ford to cross, fortunately there was a footbridge.Beautiful mighty beech trees with gnarly roots.Lovely textures of Autumn.As well as the colours of the season.Swinton Park looked rather impressive with its country club, spa, restaurant, and cookery school but I don’t think we would be welcome in our muddy boots.
Before heading back via Ripon Rowel
To Fearby, a lovely quiet Yorkshire village.