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…
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)
It’s amazing what you find at the back of a hedge. I was looking for fungi. Found this.
From Costessey, Ringland Lane takes me to Ringland Hills, my destination. For much of its length, the lane runs alongside the beautiful River Wensum…
… where there are swans…
“Good morning, Mrs Swan.”
“Good morning to you, Mr Swan.”
“Good morning, Our Cygnets.”
Destination! Ringland Hills
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
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
Looking back as I left Ringland Hills by the road…
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…
And the morning sun had drawn a misty veil over the valley
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!
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.