Saturday, March 26, 2016

A sequel

Yesterday was another gorgeous today, so after shopping we went for a walk to Spring Wood, which is part of an old deciduous wood, but the rest is forestry planting.  The thing I notice about Google Earth, is how far the farms are way into the landscape far away from the roads, approached by tracks of half a mile or so.  The other thing you notice that wandering amongst these great fir trees is the lack of bird life.  
There is a dry beck that runs alongside the track, Lucy managed to get down there and scampered back and forth through the pipe that ran below the track, at this point we met two beautiful horses, one being ridden and the other exercised by a woman and she gave us a progress report on Lucy's appearances.
I see on the map that tumuli is mentioned in the part we did not go, but could not see them on Google,  there seems to be an old stone road, which led up through the steep part of the wood and pointed to a farm in the distance.  At the top, there was a contraption of about 12 feet in the wood, should have taken a photo, can only think it was for sitting and shooting anything that came by.  

the dry beck

lanky forestry growth

Wonky bridge with holes

LS and Lucy along the old road

Lucy happily rolling in the dry leaves


  1. I seem to think that I read somewhere that water courses are in short supply in your part of Yorkshire - certainly compared with ours they are. I looked for the 'contraption' in the photographs - is it the one with 'grassy ridges'? If so then I wonder if it is just marks made by a heavy vehicle when the ground was wet. We get lorries on our lane and if the verges are wet and soft we get places like that.
    Lucy has certainly fallen on her feet being adopted by you. She really is having the time of her life and looks so happy.

  2. Sorry - poor reading Thelma - you said you didn't take a photo - so I shall never know what the contraption looks like unless you go that way again (Lucy looks as though she would be only too happy to oblige).

    1. I should have taken a photo Pat, there was also a long snaky pipe (electric )there as well, probably 'lamping' as well. Suffice it to say a tall wooden step ladder structure with a seat at the top. The 'Tabular hills' walk goes through here as well on its way to Lastingham.

  3. Your wonky wooden bridge is what is known as 'footstick' here in Ireland.

    1. That is perfectly logical of course, one's foot would get trapped in rotten wood, safer to cross the dry beck....