Birthday Bimble

As its my birthday, I thought I’d go out for a quick six or seven mile stroll in the sunshine. I plan to consume a Gurkha meal and several beers tonight so I figured a preemptive calorie burn was a good idea.

I’m lucky that I can be walking in a rural landscape within a few minutes of stepping out the door. After the recent rains I can say that spring has well and truly sprung. There are a myriad wild flowers blossoming and the yellow rape fields look spectacular against a blue sky. In the woods, the bluebells are in full spate. I couldn’t get a decent picture of them as it was too dark-a task for next time.

My route took me around the back of the Outwoods, along a favourite mini-ridge and, via a meandering stream, to the Beacon. I think it’s the highest point in Leicestershire; anyhow the views were very pleasant.

I dropped down to a village, Woodhouse Eaves, and then made my way back to the Outwoods and home.

The photos below are of a rape field and the house I would love to own.

No dramas, just plenty of wildlife and plants with added peace and quiet.




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After working for many years in Higher Education I've decided to drop out and join the real world. Here I blog about my interests which include education, politics, backpacking, poker, photography and real ale.
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2 Responses to Birthday Bimble

  1. Jena Marie says:

    Happy Birthday, Jon 🙂 Beautiful place.

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