Deep on the Gloucester/Wales border is the Forest of Dean. Beechenhurst is one of the areas with a big car-park, facilities and several trail heads: Some are for cycling and others for walks. Most of these seem to have a theme. The one we did was the sculpture trail. This is about 7KM long and takes you past 16 different sculptures set into the woodland which are permanent and couple of temporary ones too. Despite the full carpark it was nice and quiet. A very pleasant few hours strolling through the forest.
Hebdon Bridge is a quaint little village in the Calder Valley in Yorkshire. When we were last here, just before Christmas, it was pelting doon with rain and a few days later the whole place was flooded. The floods were so bad that many businesses didn;t reopen until a couple of weeks ago. They had a a second Christmas, with tree and everything, at the end of June to signify that things were now, finally, returning to normal.
It was obvious that many of the shops had only just reopened as they didn;t feel fully stocked yet. I don't think I have ever been there before in nice weather.... The reason it floods is that it always seems to be raining there! However, on this occasion as early evening set in, the skies lifted and it was a lovely evening for a canal-side supper.
Arley Hall is a stately home in the county of Cheshire. Built in the early 19th century in the Jacobethan style.
The House itself is one of the many dull old homes that splattehr the country. The gardens that surround it are really nice though and well worth a visit. The gardens were planted in 1820 and the herbaceous Border was one of the first of its type in Britain
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.