Sunday Picture Post: Norwich and its Heath

Fungi season’s begun. So it’s off to Mousehold Heath for us. A bus to Norwich. A walk through the cathedral close

Norwich cathedral, south face: 6 Oct 2020

Then up the hill. Not high, but sufficiently steep. It’s where Robert Kett and his rebels set camp. (See Kett’s Rebellion)

Oaks trees on Mousehold Heath: 6 Oct 2020

Heather thrives on the heath: 6 Oct 2020

For centuries the heath was given over to sheep. Now, though much reduced in area, it provides the people of Norwich with a wonderful woodland interspersed with heathland

Hills, dells and dales: 6 Oct 2020

Parts of the heath were quarried for sand and gravel. Now reclaimed by Nature they tax the legs!

Bracken and pine: 6 Oct 2020

A woodland walk: 6 Oct 2020

6 Oct 2020

The unexpected: 6 Oct 2020

A wall that begins nowhere and ends nowhere. It’s a mystery to me

Magnificient trees: 6 Oct 2020

Out of the woods, returning to Norwich to catch the bus.

Quayside & River Wensum: 6 Oct 2020

Renovated riverside houses: 6 Oct 2020

But I remember them as rundown, ramshackle struggling one-man businesses

And a last look at the cathedral. As you can see, we’d been caught in the rain

North face of Norwich cathedral: 6 Oct 2020

Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Oh, what’s that? What about the fungi we found? I’m saving that for Tuesday.

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16 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: Norwich and its Heath

  1. Deborah says:

    These are gorgeous Crispina! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  2. Nice to see the local area. Would love to travel there one day.

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  3. Dale says:

    Wonderful walk!
    Off for mine – two in two days! Woo hooo!

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  4. Ty! I now have a mental image to go along with all the plants mentioned in CS Lewis books.

    Like

  5. A very picturesque walk Crispina!

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