Sunday Picture Post: A Walk to Ringland Hills

Last Thursday, my daughter and I had arranged to walk Oulton to Hopton, 10-miles, mostly off-road. However, the weather forecast wasn’t good: high winds and heavy rain. So we cancelled. Oh, but my legs weren’t happy with that. So the day before (Wednesday) being forecast fine, I was up early and catching a bus.

I’ve already posted photos of the fungi I found that day. Now here are some of the other photos I took. Enjoy.

I bussed to Taverham and walked through to West End, Costessey…

Taverham Lane: 28 Oct 2020

I trespassed at Costessey Pits (formerly known as Taverham Pits) where I spoke to the bailiff about the possibility of a permit to take photos. More on that anon (I hope)

Smallest of Costessey Pits: 28 Oct 2020

Hogweed: 28 Oct 2020

It’s amazing what you find at the back of a hedge. I was looking for fungi. Found this.

Deer skull: 28 Oct 2020

From Costessey, Ringland Lane takes me to Ringland Hills, my destination. For much of its length, the lane runs alongside the beautiful River Wensum…

28 Oct 2020

28 Oct 2020

… where there are swans…

“Good morning, Mrs Swan.”

“Good morning to you, Mr Swan.”

28 Oct 2020

“Good morning, Our Cygnets.”

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28 Oct 2020

And… tra-la…

28 Oct 2020

Destination! Ringland Hills

28 Oct 2020

This photo doesn’t begin to show how steep that is…

But it’s worth the climb. Little over 50 yrs back, this was mostly heathland

28 Oct 2020

I picked up a bug along the way. I asked on Twitter what it might be (both Norfolk & Suffolk Wildlife Trusts follow me on @ineebrown51 ) I had worked out it was a shield bug but no one could name it more precisely

a Sheild Bug: 28 Oct 2020

Looking back as I left Ringland Hills by the road…

28 Oct 2020

Turn left at the bottom and head out to Ringland… where I stopped at The Swan PH for a coffee… such a life of leisure and luxury I lead!

And now the clouds were moving in…

River Wensum at Ringland: 28 Oct 2020

And the morning sun had drawn a misty veil over the valley

Looking over Wensum Valley: 28 Oct 2020

But I was ok, I was heading home: Back to Taverham to catch a bus.

I have walked this lane since I was a child but it took this photo of a car to make me realise just how tall is this oak!

Mighty oaks… 28 Oct 2020

I took photos of fungi and foliage and berries as well. The fungi you’ve seen. The foliage and berries will the Tuesday Treat.

I do hope you’ve enjoyed this stroll through an autumnal-coloured Norfolk.

A note regarding my internet connection: It’s erratic and intermittent. So I’ve uploaded the photos I might need for the early part of the week. If need be I can then slip them into the posts with the phone.

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23 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: A Walk to Ringland Hills

  1. Sadje says:

    Looks like a very peaceful and serene place.

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  2. Tien Skye says:

    I’m glad you still decided to take the walk. I enjoy all these walks and the photos of the flora you took.

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  3. DiosRaw says:

    Beautiful, I know it well. ❤🙏

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  4. Thank you for another lovely Sunday outing!

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  5. Dale says:

    So many beautiful areas for you to walk in and share with us!
    Lovely photos, my friend.

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  6. I think you deserved your coffee after the long walk! The light is beautiful.

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  7. Joy Pixley says:

    What lovely paths and trails –you caught the sunlight through the leaves beautifully. The deer skull was a lucky find. A reward for stopping and looking closely at what surrounds you!

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  8. About how big is that deer skull?

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