Sunday, 16 September 2018

Walking By The Book :: 2

Morning Lovelies,
today I've woken up full of cold and I feel generally...bleugh. ( auto correct wants to change that to Lughole...Ha ha. I feel a bit better already :0)

Another reason I am smiling despite the lurgy is I finally have a new keyboard for my ageing desktop. Hurray.  I was struggling on with the old one despite it missing half the letters as I typed. That made blogging a very long process.
Another issue I had was being unable to see thumbnails when selecting photos to add to a post. Middle son has sorted that for me. Double yay

To celebrate ( and because I don't feel like doing much else at the moment) here are a few pictures from a walk I did the other week.

I drove to the start point quiet early one sunny Wednesday morning and parked by Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, where they kindly let you park for a small offering.



After a short wander through the quiet Rose gardens I set off on this 5 mile walk. Through the neatly tended grounds.


Then along the road to find a footpath.


I loved the view of the Charnwood countryside here.


And wandering through woodland on a sunny day is always a joy.


This was the second walk I had tried from this thrifted walking guide ( the first is HERE )

It's a bit hit and miss following a guide book that is so out of date . Where stiles are described there are often gates.


Happily Blackbrook Reservoir was still a pretty landmark on the route.


Ummm, Fenney  Windmill was not looking it's best. Great to see restoration work happening though.



I love noticing the signs of the changing seasons as I walk.


And the route was not too overgrown.


This stroll down a traffic-less lane was very pleasant, though the guidebook describeed stunning views. Had I taken a wrong turn?


Hawthorn berries are always a happy September sight for me.


The route had rather too much road walking for my liking, though this part was pretty.


And here I climbed up to another described viewpoint only to find that had long since disappeared. What a shame. Maybe in winter?


There's always something to make you smile when you brave an expedition into unknown territory though :0)


 After my walk I took a few minutes to explore the Abbey gardens a little more . The roses were fabulous and the scent divine.


All in all it was a lovely way to spend a morning.
Jacquie x

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos as always and a delight to read your walking adventure. It's nice to follow an old guide book and to see how things have changed since it was written. I look forward to your next walk when you're feeling better Get well soon. Sending hugs :)

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  2. Lovely photos as you always give us! Happy that the windmill is being restored and cared for.
    Really great post from a lughole such as yourself! Thanks for that word, it tickled me too. OH! I just looked it up, it says it means "ear" in the UK. Richard said he has never heard of that word but then, he is a Brit who has been in the USA since 1983!

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  3. Thanks for the photographs. Hope you feel better soon.

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  4. I hope as i type this you are feeling much better xx....Thanks for sharing your walks always enjoy your pathways and photography...I especially like the hawthorn and gate piccy, Oh' i love the arrival of new seasonal changes especially the berries and skeleton seed heads of hogweed/cow parsley ;) x

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  5. I'm sorry to hear you have a cold.. seems that always happens this time of year. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your walk and got a kick out of Snow White and the 7 dwarfs! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. A lovely morning indeed. The dreaded lurgy is spreading here as well, children are moaning and sighing in the background. My laptop has the backspace key missing - the other day I tried to backspace delete '1' and replace it with '2' when I ordered some peas from Tesco. Except that the backspace didn't work and they brought me 12 packets. Eek. Glad you have a lovely new keyboard, I bet it's a pleasure to type on. CJ xx

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  7. I visit the Abbey often, such a lovely place for reflection and the monks are so friendly in the shop.

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  8. What lovely photos of another one of your walking adventures. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, I hope that you feel better soon and it's not one of those lingering lurgy's. xx Susan

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