Second stage of walk on 26th August 2022.
Emerging from Damgate Carr the sun seems shocking and all seems open. The path here is lined with hemlock. Do not touch. Poisonous. It grow to 8ft.
We pass Old Mother Willow…
Where we disturb two deer…. I swing round, camera raised, point, click, no time to focus. I’m surprised I got this
The next few 500 yards or so is between reeds. Love reeds this time of year. They display so many colours
And it’s out into the pastures., and back to the water..
Our pasture is shared…
And over a stile and onto a track. By now that shade is most welcome…
This is arable land with fields that roll gently up and away from us
We leave Weavers Way to go instead to Tunstall Mills. Until these mills were built (early C19th) all these grazing marshes were water-logged swamps for half the year. Now electric pumps keep them dry, channeling the water into drains
And here is the first mill, barely visible. I visited here in 2017. For info on the mills and clearer photos, see HERE
This is the Black Mill, the older of the two. They grow good ivy around here!
This second mill was built early C20th. This is as close as I could get…an overgrowth of nettles deterred me!
And so to return to Acle to catch a bus home
Hope you enjoyed. We certainly did. Photos of details on Tuesday. See you then.