Sunday Picture Post: The Wooded Hills of Home

17th November, we bus into Norwich then walk out along Marriott’s Way to Costessey. Land of my birth, scene of my wild days, the village sits on glacial deposits of sand and gravel; over the centuries those aggregates have been quarried leaving hills too steep to plough and so they grow trees.

Marriott’s Way: 17th Nov 2021

Former railway line, now a national cycle and walkway 25 miles long

River Wensum: 17th Nov 2021

The track crosses River Wensum several times to deliver us to the outskirts of Costessey and former gravel pits

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From there we head into the heart of the village

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Looking over Wensum Valley: 17th Nov 2021

Ah! Habitation…

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And the first of the wooded hills: Green Hills

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There was a pine plantation atop this hill, felled a few years back. Deciduous native trees have now been planted to replace them

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Regret we must leave here but there’s yet another woods to visit

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The River Tud (a paddle stream) forms a gentle green valley between the wooded hills

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And into the second woods: East Hills

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Looking up… looking down

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And we’re back to habitation, see the house sitting up there.

So difficult to choose which photos to show. But I know over the coming winter months I’ll have weeks when I don’t get out for a walk. So that’s when I’ll show you some of the other shots. But for now, that’s all folks

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25 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: The Wooded Hills of Home

  1. Much as I regret the closure of many branch lines they do give excellent opportunities for great walks and photographic sojourns such as these

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  2. Sadje says:

    These are excellent pictures of fall. Beautiful colors.

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  3. Deborah says:

    Beautiful! 🙂 ❤

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  4. Dale says:

    A wonderful walk. Such lovely woods and I love that they planted native trees to replace those that didn’t belong. And wonderful as well, that they have created walking paths where once was a railway line.

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  5. Frank says:

    Beautiful country! thanks for the look!

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  6. Nope, Not Pam says:

    It looks almost mystical 🙂

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